Comforting and Distressing


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Comforting adjective – Making one feel good inside.
Usage example: the comforting smell of fresh bread

Distressing is an antonym for comforting in cheering topic.
Nearby Words: comfort, comfortable, comforted, comfortably, comforter
Antonyms for Comforting


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Distressing adjective – Causing worry or anxiety.
Usage example: distressing signs that another war might be imminent

Comforting is an antonym for distressing in upsetting topic.
Nearby Words: distress, distressed, distressingly, distressful
Antonyms for Distressing
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part comforting part distressing part
vision comforting vision distressing vision
effect comforting effect distressing effect
way comforting way distressing way
Other nouns: music, answer, dreams.

Both words in one sentence

  • Music / Twenty One Pilots Glowing Eyes of Doom: "Glowing Eyes" plays with this trope by portraying them as both threatening and comforting; the titular glowing eyes represent distressing thoughts that can also offer a distraction from other serious problems.
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