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Definition of Consolation

Conservative
Conservative
  CONSOLATION   noun
The knowledge that a better man is more unfortunate than yourself.
 

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Consul
Consul
Regular definition:
CONSOLATION:
?k?ns??le???n n. 1 the act or an instance of consoling; the state of being consoled. 2 a consoling thing, person, or circumstance. °consolation prize a prize given to a competitor who just fails to win a main prize. °°consolatory adj. [ME f. OF, f. L consolatio -onis (as console(1))]


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