What does consolation mean?

Definitions for consolationˌkɒn səˈleɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word consolation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. consolation, solace, solacement(noun)

    the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment

    "second place was no consolation to him"

  2. consolation, comfort, solace(noun)

    the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction

    "his presence was a consolation to her"


  1. consolation(Noun)

    The act of consoling.

  2. consolation(Noun)

    The prize or benefit for the loser.

  3. consolation(Noun)

    A consolation goal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consolation(noun)

    the act of consoling; the state of being consoled; allevation of misery or distress of mind; refreshment of spirit; comfort; that which consoles or comforts the spirit


  1. Consolation

    Consolation is the name of a former Dutch death metal/grindcore band from the Zaanstreek that formed in 1989. They released three full-length albums through Displeased Records and were called the Dutch "Gods of Grind"; at their peak, in the late 1990s, they were one of the highest rated metal bands in the Netherlands, according to Dutch metal magazine Aardschok. The band split up in 1999. They more or less restarted in 2002 as Cardinal, playing shows as late as 2005. A real comeback under their old name came in late 2008, when they announced reunion shows at the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consolation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consolation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Berthe Morisot:

    The love of nature is consolation against failure.

  2. German President Joachim Gauck:

    I hope they find consolation in this difficult time.

  3. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks.

  4. Voltaire:

    The greatest consolation in life is to say what one thinks.

  5. Publilius Syrus:

    It is a consolation to the wretched to have companions in misery.

Images & Illustrations of consolation

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