- comfort zone,
- comfortable as an old shoe, as,
- comic book,
- comic opera
Origin of comforting
verb (used with object)
Origin of comfort
Examples from the Web for comforting
In an environment of uncertainty, fixating on the accused is comforting.
It was refreshingly candid, but not necessarily theologically sound or comforting to Christian voters.
After being yelled at like that by Christopher, is it comforting or horrifying for Morello to run into Nichols immediately?Natasha Lyonne and Yael Stone on OITNB’s Heartbreaking Scene|Kevin Fallon|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She made the design as a comment on the comforting nature of wrapping oneself in a rebozo.Shining a Spotlight on Mexico’s Iconic Textile—the Rebozo|Liza Foreman|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thomas Meaney, Yascha Mounk, The Nation Democracy was once a comforting fiction.
Then upon his ears fell the comforting voice of the teacher.The Angel of the Gila:|Cora Marsland
She was almost exhilarated by the feeling of safety which enveloped her like comforting warmth.A Bed of Roses|W. L. George
Reginald turned again to the piano and tried once more to lose himself in its comforting music.Reginald Cruden|Talbot Baines Reed
It rose—comforting Janet in many a weary hour—comforting the wounded, the dying.Futurist Stories|Margery Verner Reed
It would be so comforting to pray to an all-powerful being who might be kind enough to protect him.The Saracen: The Holy War|Robert Shea
Word Origin for comfort
late 13c., conforten "to cheer up, console," from Old French conforter "to comfort, to solace; to help, strengthen," from Late Latin confortare "to strengthen much" (used in Vulgate), from Latin com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + fortis "strong" (see fort). Change of -n- to -m- began in English 14c. Related: Comforted; comforting.
c.1200, "feeling of relief" (as still in to take comfort in something); also "source of alleviation or relief;" from Old French confort (see comfort (v.)). Replaced Old English frofor. Comforts (as opposed to necessities and luxuries) is from 1650s.
see cold comfort; creature comforts; too close for comfort.