from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Extremely limited empathy, sympathy, or encouragement.

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  • noun idiomatic Much less reassurance, consolation, aid, or pleasure than one needs or desires.

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  • noun very limited consolation or empathy


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