cold comfort

noun

Definition of cold comfort

: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.

First Known Use of cold comfort

14th century


COLD COMFORT Defined for English Language Learners

cold comfort

noun

Definition of cold comfort for English Language Learners

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


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