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Noun: consolation  ,kón-su'ley-shun
  1. The comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment
    "second place was no consolation to him";
    - solace, solacement
  2. The act of consoling; giving relief in affliction
    "his presence was a consolation to her";
    - comfort, solace

Derived forms: consolations

Type of: comfort, ministration, relief, succor [US], succour [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Consolation