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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
comfort (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to give strength and hope to - cheer
2.
to ease the grief or trouble of - console
comfort (noun)
1.
strengthening aid
a) - assistance support accused of giving aid and comfort to the enemy
b) consolation in time of trouble or worry - solace
2.
a) a feeling of relief or encouragement
b) contented well-being - a life of ease and comfort
3.
a satisfying or enjoyable experience
4.
one that gives or brings comfort - all the comforts of home
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
comfort (noun)
1.
a feeling of ease from grief or trouble
SYNONIMS:
cheer, consolation, relief, solace
RELATED WORDS:
encouragement, inspiration, uplift; assurance, reassurance; alleviation, assuagement, mitigation; contentment, gladness, happiness; commiseration, empathy, sympathy; aid, assistance, help, succor
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cold comfort; anguish, distress, heartache, heartbreak, torment, torture
comfort (noun)
2.
something that adds to one's ease of living
SYNONIMS:
accommodation, amenity, convenience, creature comfort, luxury, mod con, nicety
RELATED WORDS:
bonus, extra; benefit, help, service; anodyne, solace; delight, indulgence, joy, pleasure
burden, millstone, weight
comfort (noun)
3.
reduction of or freedom from pain
SYNONIMS:
alleviation, comfort, release, relief
RELATED WORDS:
appeasement, assuagement, decrease, diminishment, mitigation, moderation, mollification; calming, salving, soothing
NEAR ANTONYMS:
discomfort, unrest; agony, anguish, misery, suffering, torment, torture; ache, pain, pang, prick, smart, sting, stitch, throe, tingle, twinge
comfort (noun)
4.
something adding to pleasure or comfort but not absolutely necessary
SYNONIMS:
amenity, comfort, extra, frill, indulgence, superfluity
RELATED WORDS:
extravagance, nonessential; dainty, delicacy, nicety, treat; accessory ( accessary), accoutrement ( accouterment), bells and whistles, option
basic, essential, fundamental, must, necessity, requirement
comfort (verb)
to ease the grief or distress of
SYNONIMS:
assure, cheer, console, reassure, solace, soothe
RELATED WORDS:
commiserate, condole, empathize, sympathize; boost, buoy (up), elevate, lift, uplift; allay, alleviate, assuage, relieve; calm, quiet, relax, tranquilize ( tranquillize)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
demoralize, discourage, dishearten; fret, upset, worry; aggravate, intensify, worsen; annoy, irk, irritate; harass, pester
distress, torment, torture, trouble
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