Un comforting


affording comfort or solace.

1250–1300; Middle English; see comfort, -ing2

comfortingly, adverb
uncomforting, adjective
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Word Origin & History

late 13c., from O.Fr. conforter "to comfort, help, strengthen," from L.L. confortare "to strengthen much" (used in Vulgate), from L. com- intens. prefix + fortis "strong." The n. (early 13c.) replaced O.E. frofor. The noun comforts (as opposed to necessities and luxuries) is from 1650s.
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