cold comfort

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cold comfort

n.
Extremely limited empathy, sympathy, or encouragement: "I told him that the years would pass with remarkable celerity, but that appeared to be cold comfort" (Nelson Bryant).

cold′ com′fort


n.
negligible comfort or consolation.
[1565–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cold comfort - very limited consolation or empathy; "he told me that time heals all wounds but that was cold comfort to me"
consolation, solace, solacement - the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment; "second place was no consolation to him"
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