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comforting

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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌmfətɪŋ
 
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Definition of comforting in English:

adjective

1Serving to alleviate a person’s feelings of grief or distress: we would like to thank our family and friends for their support and their comforting words
More example sentences
  • It's comforting to know the business is in good hands.
  • They both share the same psychiatrist and are completely dependent upon him as a comforting father figure.
  • Talking to friends and family, even your minister, can be comforting.
Synonyms
console, solace, bring comfort to, give solace to, condole with, give condolences to, commiserate with, give sympathy to, sympathize with;
help, support, succour, ease;
reassure, soothe, assuage, calm, relieve, cheer, hearten, gladden, uplift, give a lift to, encourage
informal buck up
consoling, consolatory, condoling, commiserative, sympathetic, understanding, compassionate, solicitous, gentle, tender, warm, protective, caring, loving;
helpful, supportive, easing;
reassuring, soothing, assuaging, calming, relieving, cheering, heartening, uplifting, encouraging
1.1Serving to improve a person’s mood or restore a sense of physical well-being: a comforting bowl of soup
More example sentences
  • Mr. Nelson was just deciding that a cup of tea beside a comforting fire was not an entirely unpleasant notion.
  • When the weather is cold and stormy, we tend to eat more - not just for the cozy feeling of snacking, but because we crave the comforting heat of casseroles, stews and roasts warming us from the inside out.
  • My house is warm, cosy and comforting.

Derivatives

comfortingly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • It seems to me that certain gospel-influenced strands of pop music are comfortingly familiar and participatory.
  • A yummy mix of fudge brownie, chocolate chip cookie dough and vanilla ice cream, this is an comfortingly indulgent Sunday treat.
  • Watching him unravel over the course of his story becomes a horrendous and yet comfortingly human experience.

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