Definition of solace noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɒləs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɑːləs//
[uncountable, singular] (formal)
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a feeling of emotional comfort when you are sad or disappointed; a person or thing that makes you feel better or happier when you are sad or disappointed synonym comfort He sought solace in the whisky bottle. She turned to Rob for solace. His grandchildren were a solace in his old age. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French solas (noun), solacier (verb), based on Latin solari ‘to console’.Extra examples His career took a nosedive and he turned to drugs for solace. I take solace in the fact that he died in peace. The news brought no solace to the grieving relations. They sought solace in religion from the harshness of their everyday lives. Unable to leave his bed, he found some solace in reading about other people’s travels.

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