Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Tending to soothe.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • a. & n. from soothe, v.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Tending to soothe.
  • adjective Giving relief.
  • adjective Freeing from fear or anxiety.
  • verb Present participle of soothe.
  • noun The act by which somebody is soothed.

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

  • adjective affording physical relief
  • adjective freeing from fear and anxiety

Etymologies

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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.

    Children of the Bush

  • 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 Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • 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 Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

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

    Did Christianity Cause the Crash?

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

    Did Christianity Cause the Crash?

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Did Christianity Cause the Crash?

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  • soooo-thing

    September 8, 2010