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consolationnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌkɒn.səˈleɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌkɑːn-/
consolatory
adjective uk   /kənˈsɒl.ə.tər.i/  us   /-ˈsɑː.lə.tɔːr.i/ formal
a consolatory ​remark
(Definition of consolation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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consolationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌkɑn·sə'leɪ·ʃən/
something that gives ​comfort to someone who is ​sad or ​disappointed: [C] The ​main consolation for me was that I wouldn’t have to ​leave Boston.
(Definition of consolation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “consolation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 安慰, 慰藉, 给人带来安慰的事物…
in Turkish teselli, avuntu…
in Russian утешение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 安慰, 慰藉, 給人帶來安慰的事物…
in Polish pocieszenie…
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