View synonyms for consoling


[ kuhn-soh-ling ]


  1. alleviating or lessening grief, sorrow, or disappointment; giving comfort:

    He gave his companion a consoling clap on the shoulder.

    The consoling power of the book arises not so much from the humor as from the detail with which the author renders his world.

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Other Words From

  • con·sol·ing·ly adverb
  • non·con·sol·ing adjective
  • non·con·sol·ing·ly adverb
  • self-con·sol·ing adjective
  • un·con·sol·ing adjective
  • un·con·sol·ing·ly adverb

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Example Sentences

Sony’s big bet is that the PS5's new tech will be good for developers and great for players“Demon’s Souls” now looks like what I imagined console games might look like late in the PS5′s generational cycle, yet here it is for the PS5′s launch.

The game in question, Nuclear Rush, was one of four games announced for Sega VR, a headset system designed to plug into standard Genesis and Mega Drive consoles.

Did not submit any reconsideration request & no email from search console!

Backward compatibility on the PlayStation 5 is reportedly not quite as fast and robust as what the new Xbox consoles offer.

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She had grown so perfect and gentle and consoling that it was unbearable, she was a big, round smooth balloon without a face.

She was consoling herself with the promise of hot coffee and maybe, just maybe, a chocolate-chip cookie.

If someone needs some consoling right now, it is the president, not the Jersey Shore.

In one scene, Hannibal is consoling Will, who is shaken after shooting and killing a suspect.

I wrote back with my attempt at consoling words, but the truth is that I am worried and can hardly console myself.

It is, of course, consoling to reflect that neither of those men can properly be said to represent the People.

I appeal to yourself, Madam, whether these sublime notions have-any thing consoling in them?

The dogma of the immortality of the soul, or of a future life, presents nothing consoling in the Christian religion.

This last very consoling remark made it worse than all; the officers were in an agony.

He wanted to say something that would be consoling but could find no words; and suddenly he felt disgusted.