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- (uncountable) Comfort, support or sympathy.
- There was not much to do after the accident but offer what condolence I could.
- (countable, usually in the 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.
Category English terms derived from the PIE root *delh₁- not found
comfort, support or sympathy
sympathy when someone has died