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soothing

[soo-th ing] /ˈsu ðɪŋ/
adjective
1.
that soothes:
a soothing voice.
2.
tending to assuage pain:
a soothing cough syrup.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; soothe + -ing2
Related forms
soothingly, adverb
soothingness, noun
oversoothing, adjective
oversoothingly, adverb
self-soothing, adjective
unsoothing, adjective
unsoothingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for soothingness

soothing

adj.

1590s, "flattering," from present participle of soothe. Sense of "mollifying" is from 1746. Related: Soothingly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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