Search Result for "commiseration":
1. a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others;
- Example: "the blind are too often objects of pity"
[syn: commiseration, pity, ruth, pathos]
2. an expression of sympathy with another's grief;
- Example: "they sent their condolences"
[syn: condolence, commiseration]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Commiseration \Com*mis`er*a"tion\, n. [F. commis['e]ration, fr. L. commiseratio a part of an oration intended to excite compassion.] The act of commiserating; sorrow for the wants, afflictions, or distresses of another; pity; compassion. [1913 Webster] And pluck commiseration of his state From brassy bosoms and rough hearts of flint. --Shak. Syn: See Sympathy. [1913 Webster]