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consolation

noun [C or U] uk   /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.
consolatory
adjective uk   /kənˈsɒl.ə.tər.i/  us   /-ˈsɑː.lə.tɔːr.i/ formal
a consolatory remark
Translations of “consolation”
in Chinese (Traditional) 安慰, 慰藉, 給人帶來安慰的事物…
in Russian утешение…
in Turkish teselli, avuntu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 安慰, 慰藉, 给人带来安慰的事物…
in Polish pocieszenie…
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