commiseration


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com·mis·er·a·tion

 (kə-mĭz′ə-rā′shən)
n.
The feeling or expression of pity or sorrow. See Synonyms at pity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commiseration - a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of otherscommiseration - a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others; "the blind are too often objects of pity"
fellow feeling, sympathy - sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
2.commiseration - an expression of sympathy with another's griefcommiseration - an expression of sympathy with another's grief; "they sent their condolences"
acknowledgement, acknowledgment - a statement acknowledging something or someone; "she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment"; "the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her"

commiseration

noun sympathy, pity, compassion, consolation, condolence, fellow feeling I was moved to tears of pity and deep commiseration.

commiseration

noun
Sympathetic, sad concern for someone in misfortune:
Translations
شَفَقَه، مُؤاساه
politovánísoustrast
medfølelse
szánakozás
meîaumkun; samúî
acısını paylaşma

commiseration

[kəˌmɪzəˈreɪʃən] Nconmiseración f
my commiserations to the runner-uplo siento mucho por el que ha llegado segundo

commiseration

[kəˌmɪzəˈreɪʃən] ncommisération f

commiseration

nMitgefühl nt no pl, → (An)teilnahme f no pl; my commiserationsherzliches Beileid (on zu)

commiseration

[kəˌmɪzəˈreɪʃn] ncommiserazione f

commiserate

(kəˈmizəreit) verb
to express sympathy (with).
comˌmiseˈration noun
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And when I again heard such howling, then did it excite my commiseration once more.
She was moved by a kind of commiseration for Madame Ratignolle,--a pity for that colorless existence which never uplifted its possessor beyond the region of blind contentment, in which no moment of anguish ever visited her soul, in which she would never have the taste of life's delirium.
Willoughby, he, whom only half an hour ago she had abhorred as the most worthless of men, Willoughby, in spite of all his faults, excited a degree of commiseration for the sufferings produced by them, which made her think of him as now separated for ever from her family, with a tenderness, a regret, rather in proportion, as she soon acknowledged within herself--to his wishes than to his merits.
Frequently suspending his employment, and noticing my melancholy eye fixed upon him, he would raise his hand with a gesture expressive of deep commiseration, and then moving towards me slowly, would enter on tip-toes, fearful of disturbing the slumbering natives, and, taking the fan from my hand, would sit before me, swaying it gently to and fro, and gazing earnestly into my face.
I have often observed with concern, that distress is more apt to excite contempt than commiseration, especially among men of business, with whom poverty is understood to indicate want of ability.
Noah, whose top waistcoat-button might have been somewhere on a level with the crown of Oliver's head, rubbed his eyes with the inside of his wrists while this commiseration was bestowed upon him, and performed some affecting tears and sniffs.
There are very few moments in a man's existence when he experiences so much ludicrous distress, or meets with so little charitable commiseration, as when he is in pursuit of his own hat.
He made up his mind that it would be good entertainment to look in on Wilson that night and watch him worry over his barren law case and goad him with an exasperating word or two of sympathy and commiseration now and then.
and resolved, that his mourning should be as handsome as possible; and his wife sat sighing and moralising over her broad hems with a commiseration and good sense, true and steady.
She looked into her lover's face and saw in it a look of commiseration and perplexity.
and you above them all; but you must have some commiseration for us, Helen; you must give us a little more licence, for, as Shakespeare has it -
You understand everything, I see, and have taken stock of everything, and look with commiseration on my shortcomings," he began again, raising his voice.