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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).
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negligible comfort or consolation.
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|Noun||1.||cold comfort - very limited consolation or empathy; "he told me that time heals all wounds but that was cold comfort to me"|
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