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adjective as in comforting


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Soon after making it, I read in “The Oxford Companion to Food” that the word dill is derived from the Old Norse dilla, meaning to lull and that dill water has been used for soothing babies.

There were rumbling thunderstorms, and the soothing sound of rain on the tents put us to sleep at night.

It turns brothy soups into thicker, congee-like ones, which makes them even more soothing and comforting.

It’s a clever piece of engineering that wraps a ton of soothing elements—music, spinning gears, mechanical feedback—in one palm-sized memento.

Some soothing protectionLet’s face it, there are parts of your body you just can’t put Merino wool on.

My husband rubs my back and makes soothing noises and tells me everything is going to be okay.

Until Levonuk reappeared an hour later wielding the soothing stuff at another Giant store 20 minutes away.

With its exquisite landscapes, birds-eye view and soothing cinematic music, Drone Boning makes sex look like art.

This was a soothing thought until I made the connection: my family had chosen to go on vacation without me.

But from the quiet solitude of small-town New England, Dr. Anderson would offer a soothing late-night phone call or Skype session.

Lamb fills his case, and lights this the ne plus ultra of a soothing weed.

Under the soothing influence of beauty, however, the vicar forgot his woes.

It combats ennui, lassitude, and intolerable vacuity, soothing the nerves and diverting attention from self.

Everywhere I marked only pleasant and soothing effects from the use of tobacco.

Here too its many virtues were first discovered, and its soothing effects first felt and appreciated.

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On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to soothing, such as: calming, reassuring, alleviating, consoling, easing, and mollifying.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.