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[kuhm-fer-ting] /ˈkʌm fər tɪŋ/
affording comfort or solace.
Origin of comforting
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300; See origin at comfort, -ing2
Related forms
comfortingly, adverb
uncomforting, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Except that your words are most uncertain and uncomforting, John.

    The Measure of a Man Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Vernon understood, presently, that not even that evening at Thirion's could give the key to this uncomforting change.

  • Percy sat through the long and tedious sermon, and listened with impatience to the dreary, uncomforting discourse.

    Mal Moule Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • I racked my brains for something to say, but everything that occurred to me seemed the flattest of uncomforting commonplaces.

    The Mountebank William J. Locke

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