See more synonyms for soothing on Thesaurus.com Related formssooth·ing·ly, adverbsooth·ing·ness, nouno·ver·sooth·ing, adjectiveo·ver·sooth·ing·ly, adverbself-sooth·ing, adjectiveun·sooth·ing, adjectiveun·sooth·ing·ly, adverb
- that soothes: a soothing voice.
- tending to assuage pain: a soothing cough syrup.
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Examples from the Web for self-soothing
Ay, quoth the rational Christian—or with a sighing, self-soothing sound between an Ay and an Ah!
And so it was with Arthur: Adam's judgment of him, Adam's grating words, disturbed his self-soothing arguments.
British Dictionary definitions for self-soothing
Derived Formssoothingly, adverbsoothingness, noun
- having a calming, assuaging, or relieving effect
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Word Origin and History for self-soothing
1590s, "flattering," from present participle of soothe. Sense of "mollifying" is from 1746. Related: Soothingly.
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