- that soothes: a soothing voice.
- tending to assuage pain: a soothing cough syrup.
Origin of soothing
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While ill, he felt how unsoothing were the kindest looks and tones of strangers.Fragments from The Journal of a Solitary Man
- having a calming, assuaging, or relieving effect
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1590s, "flattering," from present participle of soothe. Sense of "mollifying" is from 1746. Related: Soothingly.
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