[ kuh n-sol-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ kənˈsɒl əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /


giving comfort; consoling.


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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, adverbcon·sol·a·to·ri·ness, nounun·con·sol·a·to·ry, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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