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solace

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of solace

  1. 1 a feeling of ease from grief or trouble <the kind words brought a little solace to the grieving widow> Synonyms cheer, consolation, relief, comfortRelated 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

  2. 2 the giving of hope and strength in times of grief, distress, or suffering <the selfless solace of the sick by the workers at the hospice> Synonyms comforting, consoling, reassurance, consolation, solacingRelated Words commiseration, compassion, condolence, feeling, sympathy; counseling (or counselling); humanity, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindness, mercy, pity




solace

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of solace

  1. 1 to ease the grief or distress of <counselors did their best to solace the bereaved children> Synonyms assure, cheer, console, reassure, comfort, sootheRelated Words commiserate, condole, empathize, sympathize; boost, buoy (up), elevate, lift, uplift; allay, alleviate, assuage, relieve; calm, quiet, relax, tranquilize (also tranquillize)Near Antonyms demoralize, discourage, dishearten; fret, upset, worry; aggravate, intensify, worsen; annoy, irk, irritate; harass, pesterAntonyms distress, torment, torture, trouble

  2. 2 to cause (someone) to pass the time agreeably occupied <I solaced myself with a book while I waited for the bus> Synonyms disport, divert, entertain, regale, amuseRelated Words absorb, busy, distract, engage, engross, immerse, interest, involve, occupy; beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, delight, enchant, enthrall (or enthral), fascinate; grip, hypnotize, intrigue, mesmerize; coddle, gratify, humor, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, please, pleasure, spoil; appease, comfort, conciliate, console, content, mollify, oblige, pacify, placate, propitiate, sootheNear Antonyms bore, jade; drain, enervate, exhaust, fatigue, tire, wear, wear out, weary; aggravate, annoy, bother, bug, chafe, disturb, exasperate, fret, gall, grate, harass, harry, irk, nettle, peeve, perturb, pester, pique, upset, vex





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