Hush (v): An expression of comfort said to others who are presented with unpleasant but generally inconsequential challenges. Synonyms include ‘Aww’ and ‘Poor thing’. Easily misinterpreted as a dismissal of one’s whining due to multiple meanings of the word ‘Hush’ and the application of the word to typically minor difficulties.


Student: “I have a headache.”

Teacher: “Hush!”