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commiseration Line breaks: com|mis¦er|ation
Pronunciation: /kəˌmɪzəˈreɪʃn/

Definition of commiseration in English:


[mass noun]
1Sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others; compassion: the other actors offered him clumsy commiseration
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  • 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.
1.1 (commiserations) Expressions of sympathy and sorrow for another: our commiserations to those who didn’t win
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  • 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.
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