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comfort

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of comfort

  1. 1 a feeling of ease from grief or trouble <the mourners found comfort in their pastor's words> Synonyms cheer, consolation, relief, solace Related Words encouragement, inspiration, uplift; assurance, reassurance; alleviation, assuagement, mitigation; contentment, gladness, happiness; commiseration, empathy, sympathy; aid, assistance, help, succor Near Antonyms cold comfort; anguish, distress, heartache, heartbreak, torment, torture

  2. 2 something that adds to one's ease of living <a family campground with all the comforts of home> Synonyms accommodation, amenity, convenience, creature comfort, luxury, mod con [chiefly British], nicety Related Words bonus, extra; benefit, help, service; anodyne, solace; delight, indulgence, joy, pleasure Antonyms burden, millstone, weight

  3. 3 reduction of or freedom from pain <a life of comfort> Synonyms alleviation, ease, release, reliefRelated Words appeasement, assuagement, decrease, diminishment, mitigation, moderation, mollification; calming, salving, soothingNear Antonyms discomfort, unrest; agony, anguish, misery, suffering, torment, torture; ache, pain, pang, prick, smart, sting, stitch, throe, tingle, twinge

  4. 4 something adding to pleasure or comfort but not absolutely necessary <a hotel room featuring an array of domestic comforts> Synonyms amenity, luxury, extra, frill, indulgence, superfluityRelated Words extravagance, nonessential; dainty, delicacy, nicety, treat; accessory (also accessary), accoutrement (or accouterment), bells and whistles, optionAntonyms basic, essential, fundamental, must, necessity, requirement




comfort

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of comfort

  1. to ease the grief or distress of <the minister did his best to comfort the victims of the terrible tornado> Synonyms assure, cheer, console, reassure, solace, soothe Related Words commiserate, condole, empathize, sympathize; boost, buoy (up), elevate, lift, uplift; allay, alleviate, assuage, relieve; calm, quiet, relax, tranquilize (also tranquillize) Near Antonyms demoralize, discourage, dishearten; fret, upset, worry; aggravate, intensify, worsen; annoy, irk, irritate; harass, pester Antonyms distress, torment, torture, trouble




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