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English adjective: supporting

1. supporting furnishing support and encouragement


SamplesThe anxious child needs supporting and accepting treatment from the teacher.


Synonymsencouraging


Similarsupportive


Antonymsunsupportive

2. supporting capable of bearing a structural load


SamplesA supporting wall.


Synonymsload-bearing


Similarbearing


Antonymsnonbearing


English noun: supporting

1. supporting (act) the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening


SamplesHe leaned against the wall for support.


Synonymssupport


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)dangling, hanging, propping up, shoring, shoring up, suspension









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