Definition of consolation
consolatoryplay \kən-ˈsō-lə-ˌtȯr-ē, -ˈsä-\ adjective
Examples of consolation in a Sentence
His kind words were a consolation to me.
the consolation of the grieving family by their pastor
Recent Examples of consolation from the Web
In some bad movies, a consolation prize comes when the actors are able to transcend, or just steamroll, the weak material and serve up performance pleasures.
Bill Zhang, a senior, and Martin Matov, a junior, won their consolation semifinal match to guarantee a top-six finish.
Friday's losers will meet in a consolation game Saturday.
All those stars on a smartphone app will offer little consolation to the traveler who ends up in a moldy bed or, exponentially worse, to the woman assaulted by her driver.
Singles Consolation Bracket Fourth Round: Hackman, Wauconda d. Thomas Moh, Normal U-High, 6-2, 6-4.
Doubles Consolation Bracket Second Round: Jack Pasquella-Daniel Beedle,
Considering our completely sexist and ageist society where a woman over 40 is considered invisible, this theory isn’t much of a consolation prize.
At least the larger developers get a consolation prize: partnerships.
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Origin and Etymology of consolation
First Known Use: 14th century
CONSOLATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of consolation for English Language Learners
: something that makes a person feel less sadness, disappointment, etc.
: a contest in which people or teams that have previously lost compete against each other
CONSOLATION Defined for Kids
Definition of consolation for Students
1 : something that lessens disappointment, misery, or grief … he would never be the best runner … and his only consolation was neither would Gary Fulcher. — Katherine Paterson, Bridge to Terabithia
2 : the act of comforting or the state of being comforted
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