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Definition of comforting adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

comforting

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adjective
NAmE//ˈkʌmfərt̮ɪŋ//
 
 
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making you feel calmer and less worried or unhappy her comforting words It's comforting to know that you'll be there. Hearing all the familiar sounds around the house was strangely comforting.Word Familycomfort noun verbcomfortable adjective (uncomfortable)comfortably adverb (uncomfortably)comforting adjective
comfortingly
 
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adverb She patted him comfortingly on the shoulder.
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