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Princeton's WordNet

  1. comforting, cheering, satisfyingadjective

    providing freedom from worry

  2. comforting, consolatory, consolingadjective

    affording comfort or solace


  1. comfortingadjective

    Giving comfort.


  1. comforting

    Comforting refers to the act of providing emotional support, consolation, or relief to someone who is experiencing distress, anxiety, pain, or grief. It involves offering kindness, encouragement, sympathy or words and actions that help to alleviate one's feelings of sorrow or distress.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of comforting in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of comforting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of comforting in a Sentence

  1. Wednesday Trump:

    It is important that Wednesday Trump focus on Wednesday Trump strengths and those seem to be engaging with young children, playing with them, comforting them, this seems to come naturally to Wednesday Trump.

  2. Lisa Damour:

    It will have the opposite effect of what we would want for kids, rather than the physical affection being comforting and reassuring, it becomes anxiety-provoking.

  3. Katharine McPhee:

    … I just pinch myself when I get to spend time with him on a personal level, i love his outlook on life and how he treats people. He’s really a special person in my life. What I’ve learned from him is how lucky we are to do what we do. He’s always reminding me and it’s comforting to know that it’s people to walk through this life he’s had – working with incredible people, being friends with ex-presidents and world leaders – and still have that perspective. He’s so well-connected, but still just a simple guy from Canada with his little Canadian accent!

  4. John Koenig:

    Of all the different ways we reassure ourselves, the least comforting is this: it's already too late.

  5. Jimmy Galvin:

    I do know that, which is comforting, i have spoken with Katie Ballard about that and that’s the least of my worries, I only care about Sam anted eosinophilic meningo-encephalitis, from which many people recover — and, initially at least, Sam seemed to be rallying.d his family and what we do in this situation, what we are doing in the future. My feelings are irrelevant to be honest.

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  • consolador, reconfortanteSpanish
  • lohduttava, lohdullinenFinnish
  • rassurant, rassuranteFrench
  • geruststellende, troostende, geruststellend, troostendDutch
  • rahatlatıcıTurkish

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