What is the opposite of discouraging?

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Adjective
Opposite of that causes discouragement
Adjective
Opposite of causing discouragement and disappointment
Adjective
(of a person, attitude, or situation) Opposite of having the characteristics of a pessimist
“The boys were optimistic about their chances of claiming a maiden premiership, but unfortunately today was not the day.”
Adjective
Opposite of highly disturbing in nature
“It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.”
Adjective
Opposite of negative and unhelpful
“Some beneficial reasons to say something are to provide social lubrication and to convey information.”
Adjective
Opposite of expressing an unfavourable opinion
Adjective
Opposite of causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry
Adjective
Opposite of not supporting
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to diminish the confidence or courage of
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to persuade (someone) against an action
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to (attempt to) prevent something from happening
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