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

 

cold comfort

 noun
noun
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
[uncountable]
 
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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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