re·​as·​sur·​ing ˌrē-ə-ˈshu̇r-iŋ How to pronounce reassuring (audio)
: 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
reassuringly adverb
smiled reassuringly
a reassuringly familiar feeling

Examples of reassuring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After meeting with members of the administration, hopefully philosophical compromises on each side can be made to satisfy both Biden and Cheney, and allow a reassuring platform to be presented to the voters. Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 12 July 2024 His personal belief in exceptions won't be very reassuring to the people who have to live under laws made by those some who don't. Washington Post Opinions Staff, Washington Post, 28 June 2024 Take away the American cheese and what you’re left with is a model of the smooth, soft, mild, reassuring, ungentrified type of tuna salad that prevailed before the rise of aspirational mix-ins like pimentón and grapes. New York Times, 18 June 2024 At least a dozen different Coors Light logos adorn the stage’s towering screens, a reassuring reminder that even in this hive of debauchery, brand synergy remains strong. Holly V. Hays, The Indianapolis Star, 30 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for reassuring 

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Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reassuring was in 1753

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“Reassuring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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