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Providing encouragement or emotional help.‘the staff are extremely supportive of each other’
encouraging, caring, sympathetic, reassuring, understanding, concerned, helpful, nurturing, sensitivein favour, approving, pro, on the side ofView synonyms
- ‘People are supportive and encouraging and helpful, so I feel extraordinarily fortunate.’
- ‘The heartfelt words point to a man who was supportive and caring, but always full of laughter and fun.’
- ‘How can you be supportive, nurturing and loving if you are competing with your own children?’
- ‘My children have been very supportive and I babysit my grandchildren nearly every day.’
- ‘The Macmillan nurse who spoke to me later was very supportive and sympathetic.’
- ‘She has a loving family, with parents in a committed and mutually supportive relationship.’
- ‘However, personal partners and close family remain supportive.’
- ‘Only in supportive relationships can we deal with our personal demons and life disappointments.’
- ‘Maybe being emotionally supportive to others over the last few days has left me drained.’
- ‘My family, who had been so supportive of me, has now turned their backs on me.’
- ‘Everybody was being helpful and supportive to each other at a very difficult time.’
- ‘I'd like to thank my family for being really supportive and everybody that made my record with me.’
- ‘Associate with people who are mutually supportive and spend less time with friends or relatives who do not support you.’
- ‘When the day of amputation is growing close, supportive psychotherapy should be started.’
- ‘There was a great team spirit and mutually supportive atmosphere.’
- ‘Join the group and get to know others in a warm and supportive atmosphere.’
- ‘People tend to be supportive and understanding, but it is not like somebody has died.’
- ‘He and his family were extremely supportive of the relationship.’
- ‘While generally supportive of my writing projects, Bob thought that this one should go in the garbage.’
- ‘The guides maintain a safe and supportive atmosphere with plenty of time for relaxing.’
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