Definition of solace in English:


Line breaks: sol¦ace
Pronunciation: /ˈsɒlɪs


[mass noun]
  • Comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness: she sought solace in her religion
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    • At a moment when Smith fears she is ruined, she seeks solace and comfort from a clergyman.
    • So many times she wanted to turn back and seek solace in the comfort of her home and family.
    • Little Chelsea seeks solace in her imaginary friend called Jodie.


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  • Give solace to: the soundlessness of nature impressed and solaced her
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    • I see religion as only a way of asking unanswerable questions, of sharing the joy of a community of quest, and solacing one another in our ignorance.
    • An old woman, having drank until she is unable to walk, is put into a wheelbarrow, and in that situation is solaced with another glass.
    • They sat in silence, solacing themselves in each other's tears.
    comfort, give solace to, console, cheer, support, relieve, soothe, calm


Middle English: from Old French solas (noun), solacier (verb), based on Latin solari 'to console'.

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