Search Result for "consolation":
1. the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment;
- Example: "second place was no consolation to him"
[syn: consolation, solace, solacement]
2. the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction;
- Example: "his presence was a consolation to her"
[syn: consolation, comfort, solace]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Consolation \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. [1913 Webster] Against such cruelties With inward consolations recompensed. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Are the consolations of God small with thee? --Job xv. 11. Syn: Comfort; solace; allevation. See Comfort. [1913 Webster] pot match Consolation gameMoby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
18 Moby Thesaurus words for "consolation": 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