soothing

[ soo-th ing ]
/ ˈsu ðɪŋ /

adjective

that soothes: a soothing voice.
tending to assuage pain: a soothing cough syrup.

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Origin of soothing

First recorded in 1590–1600; soothe + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM soothing

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Example sentences from the Web for self-soothing

  • And so it was with Arthur: Adam's judgment of him, Adam's grating words, disturbed his self-soothing arguments.

    Adam Bede|George Eliot
  • Ay, quoth the rational Christian—or with a sighing, self-soothing sound between an Ay and an Ah!

    Aids to Reflection|Samuel Taylor Coleridge

British Dictionary definitions for self-soothing

soothing
/ (ˈsuːðɪŋ) /

adjective

having a calming, assuaging, or relieving effect

Derived forms of soothing

soothingly, adverbsoothingness, noun
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