Definition of cold comfort in English:

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cold comfort

Pronunciation: /ˌkəʊld ˈkʌmfət/
Poor or inadequate consolation: another drop in the inflation rate was cold comfort for the 2.74 million jobless
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  • Orwell's efforts brought him little but calumny in his lifetime; posthumous vindication, even on such a grand scale, seems rather cold comfort.
  • But that will be cold comfort to the millions of children who have been hit hard by these arbitrary policies, shamelessly justified in the name of school safety.
  • But that was cold comfort for the former Vermont governor, whose once promising campaign unravelled further when the head of a major union withdrew his support.
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