comforting

[kuhm-fer-ting]
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Origin of comforting

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at comfort, -ing2
Related formscom·fort·ing·ly, adverbun·com·fort·ing, adjective
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Related Words for uncomforting

unpleasant, discomforting, uncomforting

Examples from the Web for uncomforting

Historical Examples of uncomforting

  • 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