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The act of growing a beard through times of great stress or hardship, usually to bring a sense of light relief to that person's life. Generally associated with tedious exam diets and/or feelings of complete ineptitude.
Dude, did you see the size of Jason's beard the other day?

Yeah man, he's been comfort bearding for the last month. These exams are soul-destroying.
by StingoftheRing May 03, 2011