1. [syn: condolence, commiseration]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Condolence \Con*do"lence\, n. [Cf. F. condol['e]ance.]
Expression of sympathy with another in sorrow or grief.
Their congratulations and their condolences. --Steele.
A special mission of condolence. --Macaulay.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an expression of sympathy with another's grief; "they sent
their condolences" [syn: condolence, commiseration]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
34 Moby Thesaurus words for "condolence":
aid and comfort, assurance, benevolence, clemency, comfort,
commiseration, compassion, consolation, easement, encouragement,
favor, feeling, forbearance, forgiveness, grace, humanity,
kindness, leniency, mercy, mitigation, pardon, pathos, pity,
quarter, reassurance, relief, reprieve, ruth, self-pity,
shred of comfort, solace, solacement, support, sympathy