condolence

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From Latin condoleo (to sympathize), from Latin con- (together, with) + doleo (hurt, suffer, have pain).

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condolence (countable and uncountable, plural condolences)

  1. (uncountable) comfort, support or sympathy
    There was not much to do after the accident but offer what condolence I could.
  2. (countable, usually plural) An expression of comfort, support, or sympathy offered to the family and friends of somebody who has died
    I sent her a card expressing my condolences after her mother passed away.

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