Definition of cold comfort noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


cold comfort

BrE BrE//ˌkəʊld ˈkʌmfət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkoʊld ˈkʌmfərt//
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the fact that something that would normally be good does not make you happy because the whole situation is bad A small drop in the inflation rate was cold comfort for the millions without a job.
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