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Meaning of CONSOLATION

Pronunciation:  `kânsu'leyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction; "his presence was a consolation to her"
  2. [n]  the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment; "second place was no consolation to him"
 

CONSOLATION is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: comfort, solace, solace, solacement
 
 See Also: bright side, cold comfort, comfort, ministration, relief, silver lining, succor, succour

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con`so*la"tion\, n. [L. consolatio: cf. F.
consolation.]
The act of consoling; the state of being consoled; allevation
of misery or distress of mind; refreshment of spirit;
comfort; that which consoles or comforts the spirit.

      Against such cruelties With inward consolations
      recompensed.                             --Milton.

      Are the consolations of God small with thee? --Job xv.
                                               11.

Syn: Comfort; solace; allevation. See {Comfort}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aid and comfort, assurance, balm, comfort, commiseration, condolement, condolence, easement, encouragement, reassurance, relief, sharing of grief, shred of comfort, solace, solacement, soothing words, support, sympathy
 

 

 

 

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