soothing


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sooth·ing

 (so͞o′thĭng)
adj.
Tending to soothe.

sooth′ing·ly adv.
sooth′ing·ness n.
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soothing

(ˈsuːðɪŋ)
adj
having a calming, assuaging, or relieving effect
ˈsoothingly adv
ˈsoothingness n
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sooth•ing

(ˈsu ðɪŋ)

adj.
tending to soothe: a soothing voice.
[1590–1600]
sooth′ing•ly, adv.
sooth′ing•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.soothing - affording physical relief; "a soothing ointment for her sunburn"
comfortable, comfy - providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal); "comfortable clothes"; "comfortable suburban houses"; "made himself comfortable in an armchair"; "the antihistamine made her feel more comfortable"; "are you comfortable?"; "feeling comfy now?"
2.soothing - freeing from fear and anxietysoothing - freeing from fear and anxiety  
reassuring - restoring confidence and relieving anxiety; "a very reassuring remark"
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soothing

adjective
1. calming, relaxing, peaceful, quiet, calm, restful Put on some nice soothing music.
2. emollient, palliative, balsamic, demulcent, easeful, lenitive Cold tea is very soothing for burns.
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Translations
zklidňující
beroligendedulmende
csillapítóenyhítõnyugtató
sefandi
pomirjujoč

soothing

[ˈsuːðɪŋ] ADJ [ointment, lotion] → balsámico, calmante; [massage, bath, music] → relajante; [tone, words, voice, manner] → tranquilizador
it has a soothing effect [massage, bath, music] → tiene un efecto relajante; [ointment] → tiene un efecto balsámico; [cough mixture, herbal tea] → tiene un efecto calmante; [words, voice] → tiene un efecto tranquilizador
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

soothing

[ˈsuːðɪŋ] adj
[tone, words] → apaisant(e); [bath, drink] → apaisant(e); [music, manner] → apaisant(e)
[ointment, lotion] → apaisant(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

soothing

adjberuhigend, besänftigend; (= pain-relieving)schmerzlindernd; massagewohltuend; bathentspannend; he put a soothing hand on my shoulderer legte mir beruhigend or besänftigend die Hand auf die Schulter
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

soothing

[ˈsuːðɪŋ] adj (ointment) → calmante; (tone, words) → rassicurante; (bath) → rilassante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

soothe

(suːð) verb
1. to calm, comfort or quieten (a person, his feelings etc). She was so upset that it took half an hour to soothe her.
2. to ease (pain etc). The medicine soothed the child's toothache.
ˈsoothing adjective
ˈsoothingly adverb
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References in classic literature ?
Yes; it needed a few days after the taking of your departure for a ship's company to shake down into their places, and for the soothing deep-water ship routine to establish its beneficent sway.
Then she lost herself in drowsy contemplation of the soothing balm of his strength: Life poured from the ends of his fingers, driving the pain before it, or so it seemed to her, until with the easement of pain, she fell asleep and he stole away.
For the heart whose woes are legion'Tis a peaceful, soothing region - For the spirit that walks in shadow'Tis - oh 'tis an Eldorado!
It had a soothing effect upon us; and before we knew it, our rage forgotten, we were in the full swing of a hee-hee council.
It was in this way that the grey cub learned other attributes of his mother than the soft, soothing, tongue.
A soothing prescription (I have his own authority for saying it) was all that was required to meet the patient's case.
Glegg wanted to say something soothing, but he was prevented by Mr.
Edna took him in her arms, and seating herself in the rocker, began to coddle and caress him, calling him all manner of tender names, soothing him to sleep.
Nor did such soothing scenes, however temporary, fail of at least as temporary an effect on Ahab.
His first care was given to the child, whose cries, indeed, as she lay writhing on the trundle-bed, made it of peremptory necessity to postpone all other business to the task of soothing her.
I attribute the quarrelsome nature of the Middle Ages young men entirely to the want of the soothing weed.
It is filled with saffron, poppies, and other soothing plants; so lay your little head on it to-night, sleep sweetly without a dream, and wake to-morrow without a pain."