Synonyms of encouragement in English:

encouragement


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noun

1‘she needed a bit of encouragement’

SYNONYMS
heartening, cheering, cheering up, buoying up, pepping up, uplifting, inspiration, rallying, motivation, incitement, stimulation, animation, invigoration, invigorating, emboldening, fortification
morale-boosting
informal bucking up, a shot in the arm
rare spiriting up, inspiriting
ANTONYMS

discouragement

2‘they required no encouragement to get back to work’

SYNONYMS
persuasion, coaxing, urging, pushing, pressure, pressurization, exhortation, prodding, egging on, prompting
spur, goad, inducement, incentive, bait, lure, motive
informal arm-twisting, carrot, kick up the backside
ANTONYMS

dissuasion

3‘the encouragement of foreign investment’

SYNONYMS
supporting, support, backing, endorsement, championship, championing, sponsoring, advocacy, promotion, furtherance, furthering, advance, advancing, forwarding, fostering, strengthening, nurture, cultivation
help, assistance, boosting, fuelling, favouring
North American informal boosterism
ANTONYMS

hindering