Synonyms of encouragement in English:

encouragement


See definition of encouragement

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