soothing

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Adjective[edit]

soothing (comparative more soothing, superlative most soothing)

  1. Tending to soothe.
    soothing music
  2. Giving relief.
    a soothing ointment
  3. Freeing from fear or anxiety.
    soothing words

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Verb[edit]

soothing

  1. Present participle of soothe.

Noun[edit]

soothing (plural soothings)

  1. The act by which somebody is soothed.
    • 1823, Charles Caleb Colton
      There are moments when the brightest minds prefer the soothings of sympathy to all the brilliance of wit, as he that is in need of repose, selects a bed of feathers, rather than of flints.

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