- Word Combinations (adjective)
|part of speech:
||serving or intending to relieve grief, worry, or other distress.
She wept at the funeral, but she found the minister's words comforting.They were relieved when they heard the comforting news that their son had survived the accident.
- formidable, heartbreaking
- similar words:
||serving or intending to calm the nerves or to relieve physical discomfort.
The warm water was so comforting that she nearly fell asleep in the bath.