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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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  • Not much comfort at all. See the classic satire ''Cold Comfort Farm'' by Stella Gibbons.

    December 23, 2008

  • northern comfort

    September 8, 2010