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When you're in the muck you can only see muck. If you somehow manage to float above it, you still see the muck but you see it from a different perspective. And you see other things too. That's the consolation of philosophy.
David Cronenberg

Meaning of "consolation" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONSOLATION

consolation  [ˌkɒnsəˈleɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONSOLATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Consolation is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONSOLATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

consolation

Consolation

Consolation, consolement, and solace are terms referring to psychological comfort given to someone who has suffered severe, upsetting loss, such as the death of a loved one. It is typically provided by expressing shared regret for that loss and highlighting the hope for positive events in the future. Consolation is an important topic arising in history, the arts, philosophy, and psychology. In the field of medicine, consolation has been broadly described as follows: Before and after fundamental medicine offers diagnoses, drugs, and surgery to those who suffer, it should offer consolation. Consolation is a gift. Consolation comforts when loss occurs or is inevitable. This comfort may be one person's render loss more bearable by inviting some shift in belief about the point of living a life that includes suffering. Thus consolation implies a period of transition: a preparation for a time when the present suffering will have turned. Consolation promises that turning. In some contexts, particularly in religious terminology, consolation is described as the opposite or counterpart to the experience of "desolation", or complete loss.

Definition of consolation in the English dictionary

The definition of consolation in the dictionary is the act of consoling or state of being consoled; solace. Other definition of consolation is a person or thing that is a source of comfort in a time of suffering, grief, disappointment, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONSOLATION


calculation
ˌkælkjʊˈleɪʃən
cancellation
ˌkænsɪˈleɪʃən
circulation
ˌsɜːkjʊˈleɪʃən
compilation
ˌkɒmpɪˈleɪʃən
correlation
ˌkɒrɪˈleɪʃən
formulation
ˌfɔːmjʊˈleɪʃən
installation
ˌɪnstəˈleɪʃən
insulation
ˌɪnsjʊˈleɪʃən
isolation
ˌaɪsəˈleɪʃən
legislation
ˌlɛdʒɪsˈleɪʃən
manipulation
məˌnɪpjʊˈleɪʃən
musculation
ˌmʌskjʊˈleɪʃən
mutilation
ˌmjuːtɪˈleɪʃən
population
ˌpɒpjʊˈleɪʃən
regulation
ˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪʃən
relation
rɪˈleɪʃən
simulation
ˌsɪmjʊˈleɪʃən
translation
trænsˈleɪʃən
ventilation
ˌvɛntɪˈleɪʃən
violation
ˌvaɪəˈleɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONSOLATION

consolable
consolate
consolation prize
consolatory
consolatrices
consolatrix
console
console game
console table
consolement
consoler
consolidate
consolidated balance sheet
consolidated deliveries
Consolidated Fund
consolidated laws
consolidated school district
consolidation
consolidation loan
consolidative

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONSOLATION

accreditation
action
administration
animation
application
association
certification
citation
combination
communication
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
documentation
duration
education
evaluation
excitation

Synonyms and antonyms of consolation in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONSOLATION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «consolation» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of consolation

Translation of «consolation» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONSOLATION

Find out the translation of consolation to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of consolation from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «consolation» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

安慰
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

consuelo
570 millions of speakers

English

consolation
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सांत्वना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عزاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

утешение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

consolação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সান্ত্বনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

consolation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penghiburan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Trost
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

慰め
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

위로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Panglipur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

an ủi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆறுதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सांत्वन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

teselli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

consolazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pocieszenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розраду
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

consolare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παρηγοριά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vertroosting
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tröst
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Trøsten
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of consolation

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONSOLATION»

The term «consolation» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.455 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONSOLATION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about consolation

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONSOLATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word consolation.
1
Brendan Behan
The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted.
2
Jeff Buckley
Kiss me out of desire, but not consolation.
3
Frank Moore Colby
That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.
4
Christopher Columbus
I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence.
5
David Cronenberg
When you're in the muck you can only see muck. If you somehow manage to float above it, you still see the muck but you see it from a different perspective. And you see other things too. That's the consolation of philosophy.
6
Rachel Cusk
I don't go to church any more, but I think that Catholicism is rather like the brand they use on cattle: I feel so formed in that Catholic mould that I don't think I could adopt any other form of spirituality. I still get feelings of consolation about churches.
7
Isaac D'Israeli
The defects of great men are the consolation of the dunces.
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Umberto Eco
Musical compositions can be very sad - Chopin - but you have the pleasure of this sadness. The cheap consolation is: you will be happy. The higher consolation is the pleasure and recognition of your unhappiness, the pleasure of having recognised that fate, destiny and life are such as they are and so you reach a higher form of consciousness.
9
Bobby Ghosh
On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, it is some consolation that the man most responsible for that terrible morning will not be smiling smugly to himself as satellite TV brings to the leafy boulevards of Abbottabad the somber images of New Yorkers commemorating those who perished in the Twin Towers.
10
Angie Harmon
When I feel like I'm not doing what I am supposed to as a mother, I will torture myself. I don't know how to deal with it. I find some consolation in the fact that all mommies feel it. If there was a way to cure mommy guilt, I would bottle it and be a bazillionaire.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONSOLATION»

Discover the use of consolation in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to consolation and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Consolation: A Novel
As complex and layered as the city whose story it tells, Consolation evokes the mysteries of love and memory, and what suffering the absence of the beloved truly means. From the Hardcover edition.
Michael Redhill, 2009
2
Consolation
The resulting story is a triumphant, spellbinding and ultimately consoling novel about the power of a second chance.
Anna Gavalda, 2011
3
Consolation: The Spiritual Journey Beyond Grief
Rabbi Lamm's words will help all who walk the path of grief to find their way to consolation--and then beyond, to an appreciation of the blessings and opportunities that present themselves to us when we confront loss.
Maurice Lamm, 2010
4
A Letter of Consolation
Finding faith in a time of sorrow Beloved author Henri Nouwen reflects on the spiritual significance of death and life in this moving meditation dedicated to "all those who suffer the pain that death can bring and who search for new life."
Henri J. M. Nouwen, 2009
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Beyond Consolation: Death, Sexuality, and the Changing ...
Using as her starting point the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, Melissa F. Zeiger examines modern transformations of poetic elegy, particularly as they reflect historical changes in the politics of gender and sexuality.
Melissa Fran Zeiger, 1997
6
Prayers of Christian Consolation
This book of Catholic prayers for times of hardship, compiled by eminent prayer book editor William G. Storey, offers consolation to those who suffer sickness, pain, and loss, and reminds those who are dealing with hardship that God in ...
William G. Storey, 2008
7
Goscelin of St Bertin: the Book of Encouragement and ...
This English translation is presented here with notes and introduction. Monika Otter is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College.
‎2012
8
The Consolation of Ontology: On the Substantial and ...
Presented here for the first time in English translation, this challenging thesis asks that we leave certain comfortable assumptions behind and understand how the struggle for genuine freedom, equality, and ontological clarity presuppose ...
Egon Bondy, 2001
9
The Consolation of Philosophy
Presents the Roman philosophical and religious scholar's dialogue on the nature of man and his relationship to God and the universe.
Boethius, Scott E. Goins, Barbara H. Wyman, 2012
10
Control and Consolation in American Culture and Politics: ...
Summary: The critical case studies describe in detail not only what the therapeutic style looks like but how and why therapeutic discourses are persuasive.
Dana Cloud, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONSOLATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term consolation is used in the context of the following news items.
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Chris Sale more than happy with his consolation prizes
If the complete game victory wasn't enough of a consolation prize for Sale, he was also named an American League All-Star for the fourth ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
2
Danny Lee Wins Greenbrier Classic In Four-Way Playoff
A consolation prize, the tie for second qualifies Hearn for the Open Championship. Round of the day: Russell Henley turned in a 7-under 63, ... «Golf Channel, Jul 15»
3
England beats Germany 1-0 in World Cup consolation match
England players, including Laura Bassett (6), celebrate after defeating Germany 1-0 in the FIFA Women's World Cup third-place soccer match ... «The Oakland Press, Jul 15»
4
Consolation prize is Hibbert
LOS ANGELES"”LaMarcus Aldridge agreed to contract terms with the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, representing another off-season in ... «GoErie.com, Jul 15»
5
Pun, Khadka seal Nepal's consolation win
For the fourth time in four games, Netherlands batted first and set Nepal a challenging target, but unlike the previous three matches, the visitors ... «ESPNcricinfo.com, Jul 15»
6
Bucks sweep doubleheader, face Helena in consolation game
Bozeman right fielder Michael Guenther scores a run against Miles City during the Superman Classic/Cody Legg Memorial Tournament on ... «The Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Jul 15»
7
DeLaet gets good consolation prize
It was a real beauty of a consolation prize for Graham DeLaet after his fourth-place finish at the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship. «Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Jul 15»
8
Trinity's new dog trained to provide consolation
Katie, the Comfort Dog, is shown with Andy Rathe, administrator, and Brooke Johnson, one of the handlers. 2015-07-02T08:00:00Z 2015-07-02T09:03:04Z ... «Fremont Tribune, Jul 15»
9
A consolation to the 'kulelats' in the polls
Former Sen. Panfilo Lacson , according to the papers, wants to run for higher office but the challenge of overcoming his low numbers in the ... «The Manila Times, Jun 15»
10
Russian defender scores greatest consolation goal ever - from the …
The 21-year-old centre-back has been at Estonian side JK Sillamae Kalev for five years and in that time notched three goals. This was the third ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jun 15»

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