reassuring

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹiːəˈʃɔːɹɪŋ/

Verb[edit]

reassuring

  1. present participle of reassure

Adjective[edit]

reassuring ‎(comparative more reassuring, superlative most reassuring)

  1. That reassures; causing comfort or confidence.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 17, The China Governess[1]:
      The face which emerged was not reassuring. It was blunt and grey, the nose springing thick and flat from high on the frontal bone of the forehead, whilst his eyes were narrow slits of dark in a tight bandage of tissue. […].
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 95:
      It was reassuring to be back in the regent's warm embrace.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

reassuring ‎(plural reassurings)

  1. reassurance
    • Mark Twain
      Alfred trembled, and felt a great sinking inside, but he did what he could to conceal his misery, and to respond with some show of heart to the Major's kindly pettings and reassurings.