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Definition of "soothing" []

  • Tending to soothe. (adjective)
  • Having a calming, assuaging, or relieving effect (adjective)

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Use "soothing" in a sentence
  • "Peter gave Jack a nip now and again from the flask, and before we turned in in camp he gave him what he called a soothing draught from a little medicine chest that he carried in his saddle-bag."
  • "Globe and Mail personal finance writer Rob Carrick also warns that those who took on hefty debts should ignore what he calls the soothing message from Mr. Carney and use the time wisely."
  • "The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal nature bade me weep no more."