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noun [C or U]     /ˌkɒn.səˈleɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌkɑːn-/
something that makes someone who is sad or disappointed feel better: If it's (of) any consolation (to you), you're not the only one he was rude to. I didn't know what to say - I just offered a few words of consolation.Reassuring consolatory     /kənˈsɒl.ə.tər.i/ US  /-ˈsɑː.lə.tɔːr.i/ adjective formal a consolatory remarkSympathy and compassion
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