AskDefine | Define soothing

Dictionary Definition

soothing adj
1 affording physical relief; "a soothing ointment for her sunburn"
2 freeing from fear and anxiety [syn: assuasive, calming, pacifying]

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Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Tending to soothe.
    soothing music
  2. Giving relief.
    a soothing ointment
  3. Freeing from fear or anxiety.
    soothing words

Translations

Tending to soothe
Giving relief
Freeing from fear or anxiety

Verb

soothing
  1. present participle of soothe

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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