What does soothing mean?

Definitions for soothing
ˈsu ðɪŋsooth·ing

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word soothing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. soothingadjective

    affording physical relief

    "a soothing ointment for her sunburn"

  2. assuasive, soothingadjective

    freeing from fear and anxiety

Wiktionary

  1. soothingnoun

    The act by which somebody is soothed.

  2. soothingadjective

    Tending to soothe.

    soothing music

  3. soothingadjective

    Giving relief.

    a soothing ointment

  4. soothingadjective

    Freeing from fear or anxiety.

    soothing words

ChatGPT

  1. soothing

    Soothing refers to a quality, action or thing that provides a calming, peaceful, or relieving effect, often enhancing a sense of comfort and reducing distress, pain, or discomfort. It could pertain to physical relaxation or emotional relief. Examples of it could be music, lotions, words, or actions that promote tranquility and relief.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Soothing

    of Soothe

  2. Soothing

    a. & n. from Soothe, v

Anagrams for soothing »

  1. hootings

  2. shooting

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of soothing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of soothing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of soothing in a Sentence

  1. Jerome K. Jerome:

    I attribute the quarrelsome nature of the Middle Ages young men entirely to the want of the soothing weed.

  2. Thomas Mann:

    As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relations with this best and truest friend of mankind, that his image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling And I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity...of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.

  3. Simone Pika:

    We do not know whether the observed behavior involves empathy, we know that it may qualify as prosocial behaviour, meaning it may increase the welfare of another animal -- feeling better via the social attention and caring, or via substances in the saliva-insect mix that may be soothing or anti-inflammatory. There are examples of chimpanzees adopting and rescuing other chimpanzees, which may involve empathy.

  4. Gerard Hastings:

    It strips away the branding which draws people to the pack, removes any false reassurance that features like pastel colors and soothing descriptors are designed to provide, and makes the health warning more prominent.

  5. Ry Cooder:

    I like classical music. I especially like the French composers: Ravel in particular. Debussy. That's so soothing in a nervous world.

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