Definition of commiseration in English:

commiseration

Syllabification: com·mis·er·a·tion
Pronunciation: /kəˌmizəˈrāSHən
 
/

noun

  • 1Sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others; compassion: the other actors offered him clumsy commiseration
    More example sentences
    • He simply didn't wish to degrade either of their sensibilities with points of commiseration.
    • This time, Billy Stone came prepared with more than words of commiseration.
    • On Wednesday, an embarrassed American student came in search of commiseration.
    Synonyms
    condolence(s), sympathy, pity, comfort, solace, consolation; compassion, understanding
    informal pity party
  • 2 (commiserations) Expressions of sympathy and sorrow for another: our commiserations to those who didn’t win
    More example sentences
    • To the tens of millions who voted for John Kerry, my commiserations.
    • I'm raising a glass for you, whether for celebrations or commiserations.
    • Offering their hands, their congratulations were merely my commiserations.

More definitions of commiseration

Definition of commiseration in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea