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CONSOLATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does consolation mean? 

CONSOLATION (noun)
  The noun CONSOLATION has 2 senses:

1. the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment
2. the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction

  Familiarity information: CONSOLATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONSOLATION (noun)


Sense 1consolation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

consolation; solace; solacement

Context example:

second place was no consolation to him

Hypernyms ("consolation" is a kind of...):

comfort (a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "consolation"):

cold comfort (very limited consolation or empathy)

bright side; silver lining (a consoling aspect of a difficult situation)


Sense 2consolation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of consoling; giving relief in affliction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

consolation; comfort; solace

Context example:

his presence was a consolation to her

Hypernyms ("consolation" is a kind of...):

ministration; relief; succor; succour (assistance in time of difficulty)


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