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English noun: consolation

1. consolation (feeling) the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment

SamplesSecond place was no consolation to him.

Synonymssolace, solacement

Broader (hypernym)comfort

Narrower (hyponym)bright side, cold comfort, silver lining

2. consolation (act) the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction

SamplesHis presence was a consolation to her.

Synonymscomfort, solace

Broader (hypernym)ministration, relief, succor, succour

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