[ kuhn-sol-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
See synonyms for consolatory on
  1. giving comfort; consoling.

Origin of consolatory

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin consōlātōrius, equivalent to consōlā(re) (see console1) + -tōrius-tory1

Other words from consolatory

  • con·sol·a·to·ri·ly, adverb
  • con·sol·a·to·ri·ness, noun
  • un·con·sol·a·to·ry, adjective

Words Nearby consolatory Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use consolatory in a sentence

  • This consolatory doctrine is confirmed in the fifty-fourth chapter of the Koran.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
  • Hadria seized its legs and pulled it back again, murmuring some consolatory promise to its mistress.

  • That is the sort of remark which relatives sometimes regard as consolatory.

    Tristram of Blent | Anthony Hope
  • Ben Halse passed it off with a tactful and consolatory remark, and they talked about other things.

    Forging the Blades | Bertram Mitford
  • There came, perhaps, a little feeling of personal vanity to mingle with these consolatory reflections.

    Quentin Durward | Sir Walter Scott