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consoling

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of consoling

  1. the giving of hope and strength in times of grief, distress, or suffering <the responsibility for the consoling of the families of the firefighters fell to the mayor> Synonyms comforting, consolation, reassurance, solace, solacingRelated Words commiseration, compassion, condolence, feeling, sympathy; counseling (or counselling); humanity, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindness, mercy, pity





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