reassuring

adjective
re·​as·​sur·​ing | \ ˌrē-ə-ˈshu̇r-iŋ How to pronounce reassuring (audio) \

Definition of reassuring

: restoring or intended to restore confidence : reducing or eliminating worry or uncertainty reassuring news a reassuring smile/response "Of course you can come," said Kit, stooping to give the child a reassuring hug.— Elizabeth George Speare Cliffs Notes, of course, are those popular little study guides with the yellow-and-black covers emblazoned with the reassuring motto, "Your Key to the Classics."— Glenn Collins

Other Words from reassuring

reassuringly \ ˌrē-​ə-​ˈshu̇r-​iŋ-​lē How to pronounce reassuringly (audio) \ adverb
smiled reassuringly a reassuringly familiar feeling

First Known Use of reassuring

1753, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reassuring was in 1753

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“Reassuring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reassuring. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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reassuring

adjective
How to pronounce reassuring (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of reassuring

: making someone feel less afraid, upset, or doubtful

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