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See also: commisération
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
commiseration (plural commiserations)
- The act of commiserating; sorrow for the wants, afflictions, or distresses of another; pity; compassion.
1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, in A Cuckoo in the Nest:
- The departure was not unduly prolonged. […] Within the door Mrs. Spoker hastily imparted to Mrs. Love a few final sentiments on the subject of Divine Intention in the disposition of buckets; farewells and last commiserations; a deep, guttural instigation to the horse; and the wheels of the waggonette crunched heavily away into obscurity.
act of commiserating