from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Extremely limited empathy, sympathy, or encouragement: "I told him that the years would pass with remarkable celerity, but that appeared to be cold comfort” ( Nelson Bryant).
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- n. Much less reassurance, consolation, aid, or pleasure than one needs or desires.
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- n. very limited consolation or empathy
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