comforting

  • 1comforting — adj. 1. providing freedom from worry. Syn: cheering, satisfying. [WordNet 1.5] 2. affording comfort or solace. Syn: consolatory, consoling. [WordNet 1.5] …

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  • 2comforting — comforting; un·comforting; …

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  • 3comforting — index mitigation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4comforting — [adj] cheering abating, allaying, alleviating, analeptic, assuaging, consolatory, consoling, curing, encouraging, freeing, healthgiving, heart warming, inspiriting, invigorating, lightening, mitigating, reassuring, refreshing, relieving,… …

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  • 5comforting — adj. comforting to + inf. (it was comforting to be sure of their support) * * * comforting to + inf. (it was comforting to be sure of their support) …

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  • 6comforting — com|fort|ing [ˈkʌmfətıŋ US fər ] adj making you feel less worried, unhappy, or upset it is comforting to think/have/know etc ▪ It s comforting to know I can call my parents any time. ▪ With this comforting thought , Harry fell asleep. ▪ His voice …

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  • 7comforting — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel ▪ find sth ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …

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  • 8comforting — [[t]kʌ̱mfə(r)tɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that something is comforting, you mean it makes you feel less worried or unhappy. My mother had just died and I found the book very comforting... In the midst of his feelings of impotence, a comforting… …

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  • 9comforting — UK [ˈkʌmfə(r)tɪŋ] / US [ˈkʌmfərtɪŋ] adjective making you feel less sad, worried, or disappointed Somehow that was a comforting thought. it is comforting to do something: It s comforting to know that you support me in this …

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  • 10Comforting — Comfort Com fort, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Comforted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Comforting.}] [F. conforter, fr. L. confortare to strengthen much; con + fortis strong. See {Fort}.] 1. To make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate. [Obs.] Wyclif.… …

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  • 11comforting — adjective Giving comfort. Your comforting words help ease my mind …

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  • 12comforting — adjective Anne gave her a comforting hug Syn: consoling, sympathetic, compassionate, solicitous, tender, warm, caring, loving; supportive, reassuring, soothing, calming; cheering, heartening, encouraging …

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  • 13comforting — comfort ► NOUN 1) a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint. 2) (comforts) things that contribute to comfort. 3) consolation for grief or anxiety. ► VERB ▪ cause to feel less unhappy; console. DERIVATIVES comforting …

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  • 14comforting — comfortingly, adv. /kum feuhr ting/, adj. affording comfort or solace. [1250 1300; ME; see COMFORT, ING2] * * * …

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  • 15comforting — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. cheering, encouraging, consoling, inspiriting, heartening, warming, solacing, consolatory, sustaining, reassuring, refreshing, upholding, succoring, relieving, soothing, assuaging, lightening, mitigating, alleviating,… …

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  • 16comforting — com·fort·ing || kÊŒmfÉ™(r)tɪŋ adj. consoling, encouraging, heartening, reassuring, bringing relief com·fort || kÊŒmfÉ™t n. coziness; relief; consolation; comfortable state; someone or something which brings comfort v. bring relief;… …

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  • 17comforting — adjective Syn: soothing, reassuring, calming, heartening, cheering Ant: upsetting …

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  • 18comforting — adjective 1. providing freedom from worry (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑cheering, ↑satisfying • Similar to: ↑satisfactory 2. affording comfort or solace (Freq. 1) • Syn …

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  • 19Comforting Sounds (song) — Comforting Sounds is a song by the Danish band Mew. It was released as a single in 2003 to promote their album Frengers which was also released in 2003. The single was released across multiple formats in the United Kingdom. UK CD Single Pt.1 #… …

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  • 20comforting words — consolation, words which make someone feel better, condolences …

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