Consoling vs Comforting - What's the difference?

consoling | comforting |


As verbs the difference between consoling and comforting

is that consoling is while comforting is .

As nouns the difference between consoling and comforting

is that consoling is the act of consoling while comforting is the act of giving comfort.

As an adjective comforting is

giving comfort.

consoling

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (consolings)
  • the act of consoling

  • consolings

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • comforting

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Giving comfort.
  • Your comforting words help ease my mind.
    It's comforting to know that I've always got my Mum when things go wrong.

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of giving comfort.
  • * 1836 , Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, The American in England (page 269)
  • Intrenched within the citadel of our apartment, and cheered by the comfortings of a coal fire, we passed the day in letter-writing, conversation, or gazing from the sheltered security of our windows upon the agitated sea