American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Extremely limited empathy, sympathy, or encouragement: "I told him that the years would pass with remarkable celerity, but that appeared to be cold comfort” ( Nelson Bryant).
- n. very limited consolation or empathy
“Before they had well gotten their new quarters warm, objecting to the cold comfort they afforded, sixteen of the most resolute determined to vacate them and re-immigrate to Texas.”
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