soothing
adjective Date: 1700 tending to soothe; also having a sedative effect <
soothing syrup
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soothingly adverbsoothingness noun

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  • Soothing — Sooth ing, a. & n. from {Soothe}, v. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soothing — index medicinal, mitigation, mollification, narcotic, palliative (abating), placid, remedial Burto …   Law dictionary

  • soothing — 1590s, “flattering,” from prp. of SOOTHE (Cf. soothe). Sense of “mollifying” is from 1746. Related: Soothingly …   Etymology dictionary

  • soothing — [adj] comforting alleviating, calming, consolatory, consoling, easing, mollifying, pacifying, palliative, reassuring, relaxing, relieving, remedying, softening, tranquilizing, warming; concept 529 …   New thesaurus

  • soothing — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, sound ▪ Her touch felt wonderfully soothing. ADVERB ▪ very, wonderfully ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • soothing — soothingly, adv. soothingness, n. /sooh dhing/, adj. 1. that soothes: a soothing voice. 2. tending to assuage pain: a soothing cough syrup. [1590 1600; SOOTHE + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • soothing — adjective /ˈsuːðɪŋ/ a) Tending to soothe. soothing music b) Giving relief. a soothing ointment …   Wiktionary

  • Soothing — Soothe Soothe (s[=oo][th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Soothed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Soothing}.] [Originally, to assent to as true; OE. so[eth]ien to verify, AS. ges[=o][eth]ian to prove the truth of, to bear witness. See {Sooth}, a.] 1. To assent to as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Soothing — Bringing comfort, solace, reassurance, peace, composure, quietude. To soothe is to allay, balm, becalm, calm, compose, lull, quiet, settle, still, or tranquilize. In medicine, an agent that is soothing is called a demulcent …   Medical dictionary

  • soothing — sooth•ing [[t]ˈsu ðɪŋ[/t]] adj. cvb tending to soothe: a soothing voice[/ex] • Etymology: 1590–1600 sooth′ing•ly, adv. sooth′ing•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

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