Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Tending to soothe.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Tending to soothe.
  • adj. Giving relief.
  • adj. Freeing from fear or anxiety.
  • v. Present participle of soothe.
  • n. The act by which somebody is soothed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a. & n. from soothe, v.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of one who soothes; that which soothes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. affording physical relief
  • adj. freeing from fear and anxiety

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal nature bade me weep no more.

    Chapter 9

  • Mr. Davidson started to corroborate in soothing phrases, but was waved to silence by Dick, who continued:

    CHAPTER IV

  • If you ever want to come over and hold our hand while telling us it will be okay in soothing, dulcet tones, that would be fine too.

    MONDAY

  • Instead of screaming and sweating, they smile broadly and speak in soothing, therapeutic terms.

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  • Via the USSC, the United States has played a valuable role in soothing some Israeli fears about Palestinian security forces, but more could be done on a broader scale.

    Wonk Room » An Ambitious Plan for the Creation of a Palestinian State

  • Reading a good book at night, and eating wholesome food, surrounding yourself in soothing music, or having productive conversation with family and friends, seem to keep a relaxed and safe feeling in the home.

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  • Your child will truly be enveloped in soothing, peaceful sleep environment.

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  • She spoke in soothing words and stroked my arm repeatedly.

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