Consolation

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con·so·la·tion / ˌkänsəˈlāshən/ • n. comfort received by a person after a loss or disappointment: there was consolation in knowing that others were worse off. ∎  a person or thing providing such comfort: the church was the main consolation in a hard life. ∎ Sports a round or contest for tournament entrants who have been eliminated before the finals, often to determine third and fourth place. DERIVATIVES: con·sol·a·to·ry / kənˈsōləˌtôrē/ adj.

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consolation. XIV. — (O)F. — L. consōlātiō, -ōn-, f. consōlārī, -āt-, whence, or through F. consoler, console1 vb. XVII; see CON- (intensive), SOLACE, -ATION.

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