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soothing

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

2 not harsh or stern especially in nature or effect
  • spoke to the boy in a soothing voice

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soothing

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of soothing (Entry 2 of 3)

as in calming, salving

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soothing

verb
present participle of soothe

Synonyms & Antonyms of soothing (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to ease the grief or distress of
  • there seemed to be no words sufficient to soothe the bereaved parents

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3 to make more bearable or less severe
  • hot tea with honey will soothe a sore throat

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The first known use of soothing was in 1700

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“Soothing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/soothing. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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