Smoothing vs Soothing - What's the difference?

smoothing | soothing |


As verbs the difference between smoothing and soothing

is that smoothing is while soothing is .

As nouns the difference between smoothing and soothing

is that smoothing is the act by which something is made smooth while soothing is the act by which somebody is soothed.

As an adjective soothing is

tending to soothe.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

smoothing

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is made smooth.
  • soothing

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Tending to soothe.
  • soothing music
  • Giving relief.
  • a soothing ointment
  • Freeing from fear or anxiety.
  • soothing words

    Derived terms

    * soothingly

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which somebody is soothed.
  • * 1823 , Charles Caleb Colton
  • There are moments when the brightest minds prefer the soothings of sympathy to all the brilliance of wit, as he that is in need of repose, selects a bed of feathers, rather than of flints.

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