If you say that something is comforting, you mean it makes you feel less worried or unhappy. adj
My mother had just died and I found the book very comforting..., In the midst of his feelings of impotence, a comforting thought arrived.
comfortingly adv usu ADV with v, ADV adj, also ADV with cl
`Everything's under control here,' her mother said comfortingly. `You've nothing to worry about.'
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
cheering, consolatory, consoling, encouraging, heart-warming, inspiriting, reassuring, soothing
alarming, dismaying, disturbing, perplexing, upsetting, worrying
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