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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kuhm-fert]
    • /ˈkʌm fərt/
    • /ˈkʌm.fət/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuhm-fert]
    • /ˈkʌm fərt/

Definitions of comforted word

  • verb with object comforted to soothe, console, or reassure; bring cheer to: They tried to comfort her after her loss. 1
  • verb with object comforted to make physically comfortable. 1
  • verb with object comforted Obsolete. to aid; support or encourage. 1
  • noun comforted relief in affliction; consolation; solace: Her presence was a comfort to him. 1
  • noun comforted a feeling of relief or consolation: Her forgiveness afforded him great comfort. 1
  • noun comforted a person or thing that gives consolation: She was a great comfort to him. 1

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Origin of comforted

First appearance:

before 1175
One of the 8% oldest English words
1175-1225; (v.) Middle English comfortien, variant of confortien, conforten < Anglo-French, Old French conforter < Late Latin confortāre to strengthen, equivalent to con- con- + -fortāre verbal derivative of Latin fortis strong; (noun) Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French, noun derivative of the v.

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Parts of speech for Comforted


comforted popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

comforted usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for comforted

adjective comforted

  • consoled — to alleviate or lessen the grief, sorrow, or disappointment of; give solace or comfort: Only his children could console him when his wife died.
  • cheered — a shout of encouragement, approval, congratulation, etc.: The cheers of the fans filled the stadium.

Antonyms for comforted

adjective comforted

  • distressed — afflicted with or suffering distress: distress livestock; distress wheat.

noun comforted

  • discomforted — an absence of comfort or ease; uneasiness, hardship, or mild pain.

Top questions with comforted

  • blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted?

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