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.
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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"
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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
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Translations
مُريح
povzbudivýutěšující
beroligende
vigasztaló
hughreystandi, huggandi
rahatlatıcıteselli veren

comforting

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

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

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

[ˈkʌmfətɪŋ] adjconfortante
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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.
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It is not self-love that prompts me to speak of my own comforting, but my friendship and love for you, which will never fade from my heart.
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Her ladyship is comforting herself meanwhile by strolling along the shrubbery with Reginald, calling forth all his tender feelings, I suppose, on this distressing occasion.