Synonyms for encouragement

Grammar : Noun
Spell : en-kur-ij-muhnt, -kuhr-
Phonetic Transcription : ɛnˈkɜr ɪdʒ mənt, -ˈkʌr-

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Définition of encouragement

Origin :
  • 1560s, from encourage + -ment, or from Middle French encoragement.
  • As a general rule, Providence seldom vouchsafes to mortals any more than just that degree of encouragement which suffices to keep them at a reasonably full exertion of their powers. [Hawthorne, "House of Seven Gables"]
  • noun help, support
Example sentences :
  • Both will afford me encouragement and support in the vicissitudes which yet await me.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • You shall see I have given him no encouragement independent of my duty.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • It seemed as though she had scarce spoken the encouragement she wished to give him.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • This afternoon I have seen the Abbe Cornille, and he gives me no encouragement whatever.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • It is not written for the encouragement of recalcitrant boys.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 12, June 18, 1870 » by Various
  • Thank you so much for holding out a little hope and encouragement, my dear!
  • Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
  • I am deeply obliged to you for your encouragement and patronage, but it was papa who asked for it.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • There was need of encouragement on the threshold of the bridge, for the bridge was dreary.
  • Extract from : « The Uncommercial Traveller » by Charles Dickens
  • He found some encouragement in it; for when he set it down he laughed scornfully.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • They purchased it readily and offered every encouragement to the trade and the trader.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin

Antonyms for encouragement

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