Synonyms and Antonyms of soothing
1 tending to calm the emotions and relieve stress the soothing music eventually put the entire yoga class in the proper mood Synonyms of soothing calming, comforting, dreamy, lulling, narcotic, pacifying, quieting, relaxing, sedative, tranquilizing (also tranquillizing) Words Related to soothing hypnotic, opiate; analgesic, anesthetic, anodyne, deadening, depressant, numbing; antianxiety, antidepressant, antidepression, antistress Near Antonyms of soothing painful, stressful, tiresome, troubling, trying, unsettling, worrisome; energizing, invigorating, stimulant, stimulating; aggravating, annoying, bothersome, disturbing, exasperating, frustrating, galling, grating, harassing, irksome, irritating, maddening, nettlesome, troublesome, vexatious, vexing
2 not harsh or stern especially in nature or effect spoke to the boy in a soothing voice Synonyms of soothing balmy, benign, bland, delicate, light, mellow, mild, nonabrasive, soft, gentle, tenderWords Related to soothing calm, pacific, peaceful, placid, quiet, serene, tranquil; clement, compassionate, easy, lenient, merciful; buffering, cushioning, emollient, softening; sleek, slick, smoothNear Antonyms of soothing exquisite, fierce, intense, powerful, severe; forceful, forcible, savage, violent; roughened, rugged, strong; abrading, irritating, roughening; grim, gruff, rude, stiff; heavy-handed, oppressive, pitiless, tyrannical (also tyrannic)Antonyms of soothing abrasive, caustic, coarse, hard, harsh, rough, scathing, stern, ungentle
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