Consolation definition

kŏnsə-lāshən
One that consoles; a comfort.

Your kindness was a consolation to me in my grief.

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The definition of consolation refers to comfort that is given to someone in a time of disappointment, or to the people or things that are providing that comfort.

When someone sends you flowers after a loss, this is an example of consolation.

When you receive a prize to make you feel better even though you did not win, this is an example of a consolation.

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The act or an instance of consoling.
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The state of being consoled.
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The act of consoling.
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The prize or benefit for the loser.
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A person or thing that consoles.
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(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.
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(sports) A consolation goal.
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A consoling or being consoled; comfort; solace.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
consolation
Plural:
consolations

Origin of consolation

  • From Old French consolacion (French consolation)

    From Wiktionary