Part of speech: noun

The act of encouraging, or that which encourages.

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Usage examples "encouragement":

  1. If he could only have foreseen this return he would have listened to the whispered encouragement of the forest. - "The Abandoned Room", Wadsworth Camp.
  2. Each time he met her the more he was attracted, and yet he could not say that she gave him any encouragement. - "The Three Lieutenants", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. No word of encouragement came from him. - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.