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English definition of “comfort”

comfort

noun (FOR SADNESS)    /ˈkʌm.fət/ US  /-fɚt/
C2 [C or U] the state of feeling better after feeling sad or worried, or something that makes you feel better in this way: The letters that people wrote after his death gave me a lot of comfort. It's some comfort to his wife (= it makes her feel less sad) to know that he died instantly and didn't suffer. I've got to take an exam too, if it's any comfort (= if it makes you feel better to know that we share the same problem or bad luck). I know she goes out a lot at night, but I draw/take comfort from the fact that she's always with friends. He's a great comfort to his mother.Reassuring
(Definition of comfort noun (FOR SADNESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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