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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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.
The whole party moved swiftly through the narrow path, toward the north, leaving the healing waters to mingle unheeded with the adjacent brooks and the bodies of the dead to fester on the neighboring mount, without the rites of sepulture; a fate but too common to the warriors of the woods to excite either commiseration or comment.
Whether from commiseration for a woman of so miserable a destiny; or from the morbid curiosity that gives a fictitious value even to common or worthless things; or by whatever other intangible circumstance was then, as now, sufficient to bestow, on some persons, what others might seek in vain; or because Hester really filled a gap which must otherwise have remained vacant; it is certain that she had ready and fairly equited employment for as many hours as she saw fit to occupy with her needle.
Tom in various ways manifested a tenderness of feeling, a commiseration for his fellow-sufferers, strange and new to them, which was watched with a jealous eye by Legree.
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.
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.
There was much commiseration for her as she was removed, and much sympathy with her father.
Gummidge was overcome in a similar manner during the remainder of our stay (which happened some few times), he always said the same thing in extenuation of the circumstance, and always with the tenderest commiseration.
It has inspired me with great commiseration, and I hope I understand it and its influences.
Even the common people, the severest critics of the conduct of their betters, had commiseration with the follies of Prior Aymer.
Bear in mind, Sancho," said Don Quixote, "that love is influenced by no consideration, recognises no restraints of reason, and is of the same nature as death, that assails alike the lofty palaces of kings and the humble cabins of shepherds; and when it takes entire possession of a heart, the first thing it does is to banish fear and shame from it; and so without shame Altisidora declared her passion, which excited in my mind embarrassment rather than commiseration.