AskDefine | Define consolation

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1 the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment; "second place was no consolation to him" [syn: solace, solacement]
2 the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction; "his presence was a consolation to her" [syn: comfort, solace]

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  1. The act of consoling.
  2. The prize or benefit for the loser.


act of consoling
prize for the loser

Extensive Definition

Consolation was a Dutch death metal band that formed in 1989. They released three full-length albums through Displeased Records. The band split up in 1999. They more or less re-started in 2002 as the short-lived Cardinal.


Consolation's debut album. It was released in 1993 on Displeased Records as a split with Nembrionic Hammerdeath's debut album Tempter. A split EP by Consolation, Nembrionic and Osdorp Posse. It was released in 1994.
An EP, released in 1994 by Displeased Records on vinyl only.
The second album by Consolation, released in 1995 on Displeased Records.
The third album by Consolation, released in 1998 on Displeased Records.


consolation in German: Trost
consolation in Portuguese: Consolation

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aid and comfort, assurance, balm, comfort, commiseration, condolement, condolence, easement, encouragement, reassurance, relief, sharing of grief, shred of comfort, solace, solacement, soothing words, support, sympathy
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