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consolation

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of consolation

  1. 1 the giving of hope and strength in times of grief, distress, or suffering <the consolation of the grieving family by their pastor> Synonyms comforting, consoling, reassurance, solace, solacing Related Words commiseration, compassion, condolence, feeling, sympathy; counseling (or counselling); humanity, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindness, mercy, pity

  2. 2 a feeling of ease from grief or trouble <the consolation that our favorite foods give us when we're having a bad day> Synonyms cheer, comfort, relief, solaceRelated Words encouragement, inspiration, uplift; assurance, reassurance; alleviation, assuagement, mitigation; contentment, gladness, happiness; commiseration, empathy, sympathy; aid, assistance, help, succorNear Antonyms cold comfort; anguish, distress, heartache, heartbreak, torment, torture





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