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consolatory

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

giving comfort; consoling.

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consolation, consolation of philosophy, the, consolation prize, consolations, consolato del mare, consolatory, console, console game, console table, consolette, consolidate

Origin of consolatory

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin consōlātōrius, equivalent to consōlā(re) (see console1) + -tōrius -tory1
Related formscon·sol·a·to·ri·ly, adverbcon·sol·a·to·ri·ness, nounun·con·sol·a·to·ry, adjective
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consolatory


adj.

early 15c., from Latin consolatorius, from consolator, agent noun from consolari (see console (v.)).

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