AskDefine | Define commiseration

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1 a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others; "the blind are too often objects of pity" [syn: pity, ruth, pathos]
2 an expression of sympathy with another's grief; "they sent their condolences" [syn: condolence]

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  1. The act of commiserating; sorrow for the wants, afflictions, or distresses of another; pity; compassion.
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