From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcomfortingcom‧fort‧ing /ˈkʌmfətɪŋ $ -fər-/ adjective 🔊 🔊 making you feel less worried, unhappy, or upset syn reassuringit is comforting to think/have/know etc 🔊 It’s comforting to know I can call my parents any time. 🔊 With this comforting thought, Harry fell asleep. 🔊 His voice was strangely comforting. —comfortingly adverb
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comforting• Being able to visit the grave and talk to your pet can also be very comforting.• She had been comforting about the chances of the baby being born all right, hadn't she?• The house seemed to put comfortingarms around her, as she wandered from room to room.• She laid a comforting hand on my arm.• He seemed to be a reassuring, comfortingpresence.• I was nurturing this comforting thought when I turned into a large assembly room with numbered doorsleading from it.• Stefan tried to think of something comforting to say.• It was comforting to see the lights of home.• The need to go into space, an extension of the comfortingvacuum.comforting thought• An umbrella of protective sky-borne weapons over every single house was a comforting thought.• She had another, less comforting thought.• Somehow that was a comforting thought.• Not a comforting thought for a country with a £17 billion tradedeficit.• That must be a comforting thought for a family about to be evicted.• Apart from the implications of this for prayers and strategy, it was a comforting thought - so long as one was winning.• I was nurturing this comforting thought when I turned into a large assembly room with numbered doors leading from it.