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comforter

[ kuhm-fer-ter ]SEE DEFINITION OF comforter
  • nouna person or thing that comforts
  • nouna quilted bed covering

Synonyms for comforter

  • friend
  • pacifier
  • sympathizer
  • consoler
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Andrew is the counsellor, comforter, safety, and aid in any trouble.

Birnie is sanguine as ever; but he is a terrible sort of comforter!

Templeton became the sole friend, comforter, and supporter of the daughter.

And was she not also the Health of the weak, the Refuge of sinners, the Comforter of the afflicted?

But the comforter did not stay long, for Pepsy dreamed a dream.

"I've oft telt thee so," said Mattha, not fearing the character of a Job's comforter.

Pete fell into a melancholy, and once more took to music as a comforter.

Then the voice of the comforter failed her, and she dropped her head on his breast.

The sweet old soul in her troubles had taken to the pipe as a comforter.

"You are rather a Job's comforter, Twining," said Beecher, tartly.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "one who consoles or comforts," from Anglo-French confortour (Old French comforteor), from Vulgar Latin *confortatorem, agent noun from Late Latin confortare (see comfort (v.)). As a kind of scarf, from 1823; as a kind of coverlet, from 1832.

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Holy Ghost

nounspirit of god
  • Dove
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  • intercessor
  • paraclete
  • presence of God
  • spirit
  • spirit of Truth

blanket

nouncover, covering
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