soothing

  • 1 Soothing — Sooth ing, a. & n. from {Soothe}, v. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 soothing — index medicinal, mitigation, mollification, narcotic, palliative (abating), placid, remedial Burto …

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  • 3 soothing — 1590s, “flattering,” from prp. of SOOTHE (Cf. soothe). Sense of “mollifying” is from 1746. Related: Soothingly …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 soothing — [adj] comforting alleviating, calming, consolatory, consoling, easing, mollifying, pacifying, palliative, reassuring, relaxing, relieving, remedying, softening, tranquilizing, warming; concept 529 …

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  • 5 soothing — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, sound ▪ Her touch felt wonderfully soothing. ADVERB ▪ very, wonderfully ▪ …

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  • 6 soothing — soothingly, adv. soothingness, n. /sooh dhing/, adj. 1. that soothes: a soothing voice. 2. tending to assuage pain: a soothing cough syrup. [1590 1600; SOOTHE + ING2] * * * …

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  • 7 soothing — adjective /ˈsuːðɪŋ/ a) Tending to soothe. soothing music b) Giving relief. a soothing ointment …

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  • 8 Soothing — Soothe Soothe (s[=oo][th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Soothed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Soothing}.] [Originally, to assent to as true; OE. so[eth]ien to verify, AS. ges[=o][eth]ian to prove the truth of, to bear witness. See {Sooth}, a.] 1. To assent to as… …

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  • 9 soothing — adjective Date: 1700 tending to soothe; also having a sedative effect < soothing syrup > • soothingly adverb • soothingness noun …

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  • 10 Soothing — Bringing comfort, solace, reassurance, peace, composure, quietude. To soothe is to allay, balm, becalm, calm, compose, lull, quiet, settle, still, or tranquilize. In medicine, an agent that is soothing is called a demulcent …

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  • 11 soothing — sooth•ing [[t]ˈsu ðɪŋ[/t]] adj. cvb tending to soothe: a soothing voice[/ex] • Etymology: 1590–1600 sooth′ing•ly, adv. sooth′ing•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 soothing — soothe ► VERB 1) gently calm. 2) relieve (pain or discomfort). DERIVATIVES soother noun soothing adjective. ORIGIN Old English, «verify, show to be true», from SOOTH(Cf. ↑sooth) …

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  • 13 soothing — adjective 1. affording physical relief a soothing ointment for her sunburn • Similar to: ↑comfortable, ↑comfy 2. freeing from fear and anxiety • Syn: ↑assuasive • Similar to: ↑ …

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  • 14 soothing — Synonyms and related words: United Nations troops, abatement, allayment, alleviating, alleviation, alleviative, analgesia, analgesic, anesthesia, anesthetic, anesthetizing, anodyne, appeasement, appeasing, assuagement, assuasive, balmy, balsamic …

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  • 15 soothing — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. calming, peaceful, comforting; see restful . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. calming, comforting, quieting, easing, mollifying, appeasing, pacifying, tranquilizing, relaxing, softening, settling, palliative, relieving …

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  • 16 soothing — sooth|ing [ suðıŋ ] adjective making you feel more calm and more relaxed and less nervous, worried, or upset ╾ sooth|ing|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 soothing — sooth·ing || suːðɪŋ n. act of calming, act of pacifying; act of comforting, appeasement adj. calming, pacifying, quieting; comforting, appeasing suːð v. calm, pacify, quiet; comfort, appease …

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  • 18 soothing — shooting …

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  • 19 soothing — adjective Syn: relaxing, restful, calm, calming, tranquil, peaceful …

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  • 20 soothing — UK [ˈsuːðɪŋ] / US [ˈsuðɪŋ] adjective making you feel more calm and more relaxed and less nervous, worried, or upset Derived word: soothingly adverb …

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