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comforting

  
  
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.'     
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comforting

  
  
cheering, consolatory, consoling, encouraging, heart-warming, inspiriting, reassuring, soothing  
  
Antonyms     
   alarming, dismaying, disturbing, perplexing, upsetting, worrying  

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