(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. cheering, encouraging, consoling, inspiriting, heartening, warming, solacing, consolatory, sustaining, reassuring, refreshing, upholding, succoring, relieving, soothing, assuaging, lightening, mitigating, alleviating, allaying, abating, softening, remedying, analeptic, curing, therapeutic, restoring, releasing, revitalizing, revivifying, tranquilizing, supportive; see also sympathetic .
Ant. disturbing*, distressing, upsetting.

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