consolation consolation  /ˌkɑn sə ˈleɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment
  2. (n) the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. For those who find consolation in visionary architecture, Los Angeles has always been a powerful antidepressant.
  2. The only consolation for Mets players after their disappointing loss to the Cardinals was the feeling that they expected to return to the playoffs next season.
  3. Perfection is the consolation of those who have nothing else.

News

  1. Poll: Calgary International Airport Deemed Least Loathsome

    It's no fun to be deemed the worst at anything, but there's consolation in being the 'least worst.' Such is the case for Calgary International Airport, based on a new poll by FlightNetwork.com ranking ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. English Wins St. Jude for 1st PGA Tour Title

    A trip to the Masters is more than enough consolation for Harris English that his first PGA Tour victory couldn't get him into the U.S. Open too.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Canterbury, Bishop Dwenger players show class in consolation matches

    INDIANAPOLIS -- There's usually no solace from playing in the consolation matches at the state tennis tournament.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Quotes

  1. "Our consolation is that he left behind for us a shining legacy that will lead the way for us," al-Maliki said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: The Associated Press

  2. "We are here with them to pray for those who are lost and for God's consolation in this time of grief and loss," DiNardo said. "The Vietnamese Catholic culture is very strong. A lot of those who have come here have been through a great deal...
    on Aug 8, 2008 By: Daniel N DiNardo Source: FOXNews

  3. "This study removes doubt that consolation really does what the term suggests: provide relief to distressed parties after conflict. The evidence is compelling and makes it likely that consolation behavior is an expression of empathy," de Waal said.
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Frans de Waal Source: USA Today

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