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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. inspired with confidence;
- Example: "felt bucked up by his success"
[syn: bucked up(p), encouraged]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

encouraged \encouraged\ adj. made to feel more courage, hope, or optimism. Syn: bucked up(predicate). [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Encourage \En*cour"age\ (?; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Encouraged (?; 48); p. pr. & vb. n. Encouraging.] [F. encourager; pref. en- (L. in) + courage courage. See Courage.] To give courage to; to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope; to raise, or to increase, the confidence of; to animate; enhearten; to incite; to help forward; -- the opposite of discourage. [1913 Webster] David encouraged himself in the Lord. --1 Sam. xxx. 6. Syn: To embolden; inspirit; animate; enhearten; hearten; incite; cheer; urge; impel; stimulate; instigate; countenance; comfort; promote; advance; forward; strengthen. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

encouraged adj 1: inspired with confidence; "felt bucked up by his success" [syn: bucked up(p), encouraged]