Definition of Comforting

1. Adjective. Providing freedom from worry.

Exact synonyms: Cheering, Satisfying
Similar to: Satisfactory



2. Adjective. Affording comfort or solace.
Exact synonyms: Consolatory, Consoling
Similar to: Reassuring
Derivative terms: Console

Definition of Comforting

1. Adjective. Giving comfort. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of comfort) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Comforting

1. comfort [v] - See also: comfort

Lexicographical Neighbors of Comforting

comfort zones
comfortability
comfortable
comfortable in one's own skin
comfortable in one's skin
comfortableness
comfortables
comfortably
comfortably off
comforted
comfortedest
comforter
comforters
comfortest
comforteth
comforting (current term)
comfortingly
comfortingness
comfortless
comfortlessly
comfortlessness
comfortment
comfortments
comfortress
comfortresses
comforts
comfrey
comfreys
comfy
comic

Literary usage of Comforting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America by Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (1859)
"... forbearing, readiness to be reconciled, patient bearing and forgiving of injuries, and requiting good for evil"; comforting q Eccl. ii. 23. ..."

2. The Overland Monthly by Bret Harte (1875)
"ART'S comforting. I sat and pondered, and grew sorrowful ; "No fruit—no fruit!" I cried; "my tree of life Was set in barren soil. ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1861)
"But it is comforting to know, after surgical aid lias been employed, that even without such aid the chances are against the disease being communicated. ..."

4. Lectures, Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the World's Famous by John Lawson Stoddard (1897)
"When the latter died, the native desired to carry out the Oriental custom of comforting the spirit of the deceased by bringing to his tomb a sample of the ..."

5. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1897)
"When the latter died, the native desired to carry out the Oriental custom of comforting the spirit of the deceased by bringing to his tomb a sample of the ..."

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