reassuring

adjective

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

Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reassuring was in 1753

Dictionary Entries Near reassuring

Cite this Entry

“Reassuring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reassuring. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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