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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The feeling or expression of pity or sorrow. See Synonyms at pity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of commiserating; sympathetic suffering of pain or sorrow for the wants, afflictions, or distresses of another; pity; compassion.
  • n. An expression of pity; condolence: as, I send you my commiserations.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an expression of sympathy with another's grief
  • n. a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others

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