comforting


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com·fort

 (kŭm′fərt)
tr.v. com·fort·ed, com·fort·ing, com·forts
1. To soothe in time of affliction or distress.
2. To ease physically; relieve: comforted the feverish patient with a cool cloth.
n.
1.
a. A condition or feeling of pleasurable physical ease or relief from pain or stress: finally sat in comfort on the soft pillows.
b. A condition of well-being, contentment, and security: an income that allowed them to live in comfort.
2.
a. Solace or consolation in time of sorrow or distress: soothing words of comfort.
b. Help; assistance: gave comfort to the enemy.
3.
a. Something providing ease, convenience, or security: the comforts of modern living.
b. A person or thing that brings consolation or mental ease: a friend who was a comfort to me in my grief.
4. Chiefly Southern & Lower Northern US A quilted bedcover; a comforter.

[Middle English comforten, from Old French conforter, to strengthen, from Late Latin cōnfortāre : Latin com-, intensive pref.; see com- + Latin fortis, strong; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.]

com′fort·ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: comfort, console1, solace
These verbs mean to give hope or help to in time of grief or pain: comforted the distressed child; consoling a recent widow; solaced myself with a hot cup of coffee. See Also Synonyms at amenity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.comforting - providing freedom from worry
satisfactory - giving satisfaction; "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory"
2.comforting - affording comfort or solace
reassuring - restoring confidence and relieving anxiety; "a very reassuring remark"

comforting

adjective consoling, encouraging, cheering, reassuring, soothing, heart-warming, consolatory, inspiriting My mother had just died and I found this book very comforting.
worrying, upsetting, alarming, disturbing, dismaying, perplexing
Translations
مُريح
povzbudivýutěšující
beroligende
vigasztaló
hughreystandi, huggandi
rahatlatıcıteselli veren

comforting

[ˈkʌmfətɪŋ] ADJconsolador, (re)confortante; [words] → de consuelo

comforting

[ˈkʌmfərtɪŋ] adj [thought, words] → réconfortant(e)

comforting

adjtröstlich, beruhigend; a comforting cup of teaeine Tasse Tee zur Beruhigung

comforting

[ˈkʌmfətɪŋ] adjconfortante

comfort

(ˈkamfət) noun
1. a pleasant condition of being physically or mentally relaxed, happy, warm etc. They now live in comfort.
2. anything that provides a little luxury, or makes one feel happier, or better able to bear misfortune. He enjoyed the comforts of the hotel; Her presence was a comfort to him in his grief; words of comfort.
ˈcomfortable adjective
1. in comfort; pleasantly relaxed. He looked very comfortable in his chair.
2. producing a good physical feeling. a comfortable chair.
3. financially secure without being rich. a comfortable standard of living.
ˈcomfortably adverb
ˈcomforting adjective
producing a pleasant or relaxed feeling. a comforting thought.
be comfortably off
to have enough money to live in comfort.
References in classic literature ?
These turnovers were an institution, and the girls called them `muffs', for they had no others and found the hot pies very comforting to their hands on cold mornings.
Grose concurred so heartily that I somehow took her manner as a kind of comforting pledge--never falsified, thank heaven
I was comforting myself, however, with the thought that in pious Bildad might be found some salvation, spite of his seven hundred and seventy-seventh lay; when I felt a sudden sharp poke in my rear, and turning round, was horrified at the apparition of Captain Peleg in the act of withdrawing his leg from my immediate vicinity.
He had been comforting himself with the thought of a cottage, rude, indeed, but one which he might make neat and quiet, and where he might have a shelf for his Bible, and a place to be alone out of his laboring hours.
By and by she sat suddenly upright, for a comforting thought had flown through her worried mind--
You are a comforting little person, Rebecca," said Adam, rising from his chair.