Meaning of “reassuring” in the English Dictionary

"reassuring" in British English

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uk /ˌriː.əˈʃɔː.rɪŋ/ us /ˌriː.əˈʃʊr.ɪŋ/

C1 making you feel less worried:

He smiled at me in a reassuring way.

More examples

  • The two men who called at the house were well-spoken and had a reassuring manner.
  • For more than half a century, the reassuring tones of BBC newscasters have informed British television viewers about world events.
  • It's very reassuring to know that you'll be there.
  • It was very reassuring to hear his voice on the phone.
  • Thank you for your kind comments about my performance - it was very reassuring.
adverb uk /ˌriː.əˈʃɔː.rɪŋ.li/ us /ˌriː.əˈʃʊr.ɪŋ.li/

"Don't worry," he said reassuringly. "Everything will be all right."

(Definition of “reassuring” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)