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- Giving comfort.
- Your comforting words help ease my mind.
- It's comforting to know that I've always got my Mum when things go wrong.
comforting (plural comfortings)
- The act of giving comfort.
1836, Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, The American in England, page 269:
- Intrenched within the citadel of our apartment, and cheered by the comfortings of a coal fire, we passed the day in letter-writing, conversation, or gazing from the sheltered security of our windows upon the agitated sea […]