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consolatory

[kuh n-sol-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kənˈsɒl əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
giving comfort; consoling.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin consōlātōrius, equivalent to consōlā(re) (see console) + -tōrius -tory1
Related forms
consolatorily, adverb
consolatoriness, noun
unconsolatory, adjective
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  • For instance, females were significantly more consolatory overall than males were.
Word Origin and History for consolatory
adj.

early 15c., from Latin consolatorius, from consolator, agent noun from consolari (see console (v.)).

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