Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb comfort

2 senses of comfort

Sense 1
comfort, soothe, console, solace -- (give moral or emotional strength to)

Sense 2
comfort, ease -- (lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate; "ease the pain in your legs")
       => relieve, alleviate, palliate, assuage -- (provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches")

Antonyms of adj comforting

2 senses of comforting

Sense 1
comforting, cheering, satisfying -- (providing freedom from worry)

INDIRECT (VIA satisfactory) -> unsatisfactory -- (not giving satisfaction; "shops should take back unsatisfactory goods"; "her performance proved to be unsatisfactory"; "life is becoming increasingly unsatifactory"; "our discussion was very unsatisfactory")

Sense 2
comforting, consolatory, consoling -- (affording comfort or solace)

INDIRECT (VIA reassuring) -> unreassuring, worrisome -- (not reassuring; tending to cause anxiety)

Similarity of adj comforting

2 senses of comforting

Sense 1
comforting, cheering, satisfying -- (providing freedom from worry)
       => satisfactory (vs. unsatisfactory) -- (giving satisfaction; "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory")

Sense 2
comforting, consolatory, consoling -- (affording comfort or solace)
       => reassuring (vs. unreassuring) -- (restoring confidence and relieving anxiety; "a very reassuring remark")

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