Antonyms of adj unencouraging

1 sense of unencouraging

Sense 1
unencouraging -- (not encouraging)

INDIRECT (VIA discouraging) -> encouraging -- (giving courage or confidence or hope; "encouraging advances in medical research")

Similarity of adj unencouraging

1 sense of unencouraging

Sense 1
unencouraging -- (not encouraging)
       => discouraging (vs. encouraging) -- (depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action; "where never is heard a discouraging word")

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