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con·so·la·tion

 (kŏn′sə-lā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of consoling.
b. The state of being consoled.
2. One that consoles; a comfort: Your kindness was a consolation to me in my grief.
3. Sports A second, smaller tournament or round of play for participants who have been eliminated before the final of a tournament, often to determine third and fourth place.

consolation

(ˌkɒnsəˈleɪʃən)
n
1. the act of consoling or state of being consoled; solace
2. a person or thing that is a source of comfort in a time of suffering, grief, disappointment, etc
consolatory adj

con•so•la•tion

(ˌkɒn səˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of consoling; solace.
2. the state of being consoled.
3. someone or something that consoles.
4. a contest for tournament entrants eliminated before the final round.
[1325–75; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.consolation - the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointmentconsolation - the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment; "second place was no consolation to him"
comfort - a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment
cold comfort - very limited consolation or empathy; "he told me that time heals all wounds but that was cold comfort to me"
bright side, silver lining - a consoling aspect of a difficult situation; "every cloud has a silver lining"; "look on the bright side of it"
2.consolation - the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction; "his presence was a consolation to her"
ministration, succor, succour, relief - assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"

consolation

noun comfort, help, support, relief, ease, cheer, encouragement, solace, succour, alleviation, assuagement After her husband's death, she found great consolation in her children.

consolation

noun
A consoling in time of grief or pain:
Translations
تَعْزِيَه، تَرْضِيَهعَزاء، تَعْزِيَه، مُؤاساه
útěchautěšováníutěšující
opmuntringtrøsttrøstepræmie
huggun
tolažba
teselliteselli kaynağı

consolation

[ˌkɒnsəˈleɪʃən]
A. Nconsuelo m
that's one consolationesto es un consuelo, por lo menos
if it's any consolation to yousi te consuela de algún modo
it is some consolation to know thatme reconforta saber que ...
B. CPD consolation prize Npremio m de consolación

consolation

[ˌkɒnsəˈleɪʃən] nconsolation fconsolation prize nprix m de consolation

consolation

nTrost m no pl; (= act)Tröstung f; it is some consolation to know that …es ist tröstlich or ein Trost zu wissen, dass …; that’s a big consolation! (iro)das ist ein schwacher Trost!; old age has its consolationsdas Alter hat auch seine guten Seiten; a few words of consolationein paar tröstende Worte

consolation

[ˌkɒnsəˈleɪʃn] nconsolazione f

console

(kənˈsəul) verb
to comfort. She could not console the weeping child.
ˌconsoˈlation (kon-) noun
1. the act of consoling.
2. something that consoles. His great wealth was no consolation for the loss of his reputation; (also adjective) a consolation prize (for someone who just failed to win).
References in classic literature ?
I know not you men: this gloom and consolation is often spread around me.
Little Nicholas and his education, her brother Andrew, and religion were Princess Mary's joys and consolations; but besides that, since everyone must have personal hopes, Princess Mary in the profoundest depths of her heart had a hidden dream and hope that supplied the chief consolation of her life.
They killed three of the best calves by letting them into the clover aftermath without care as to their drinking, and nothing would make the men believe that they had been blown out by the clover, but they told him, by way of consolation, that one of his neighbors had lost a hundred and twelve head of cattle in three days.
I can offer you no consolation, my friend," said he; "your disaster is irreparable.
It is curious to observe, that in every state of society, some sort of ghostly consolation is provided for the members of the community, though assembled for purposes diametrically opposite to religion.
I have now reached the sunshine since, in the first place, I am living so close to you as almost to be with you (which is a great consolation to my mind), while, in the second place, a neighbour of mine named Rataziaev (the retired official who gives the literary parties) has today invited me to tea.
The belief of being prudent, and self-denying, principally for his advantage, was her chief consolation, under the misery of a parting, a final parting; and every consolation was required, for she had to encounter all the additional pain of opinions, on his side, totally unconvinced and unbending, and of his feeling himself ill used by so forced a relinquishment.
This is not saying much--for hitherto I had been a little neglectful in that particular; but now, also, it was no uncommon thing to spend as much as two minutes in the contemplation of my own image in the glass; though I never could derive any consolation from such a study.
As the hour of two approached the friends began to arrive and after offering such consolation to the stricken relatives as the proprieties of the occasion required, solemnly seated themselves about the room with an augmented consciousness of their importance in the scheme funereal.
Can I find comfort or consolation - peace, certainty, contentment, all - or anything that I want at home?
I shall hear about you all," said he; that is my chief consolation.
The tailor listened with attention, but his reply, instead of giving me consolation, only increased my trouble.