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cold comfort

noun

Simple Definition of cold comfort

  • : something that is good for a situation but does not make someone happy because the whole situation is still bad

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cold comfort

  1. :  quite limited sympathy, consolation, or encouragement

Examples of cold comfort in a sentence

  1. The good news about the economy is cold comfort to people who have lost their jobs.



14th Century

First Known Use of cold comfort

14th century


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