condolent


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con·do·lence

 (kən-dō′ləns)
n.
1. Sympathy with a person who has experienced pain, grief, or misfortune: paid a visit of condolence to the grieving family. See Synonyms at pity.
2. often condolences An expression or declaration of such sympathy.

con·do′lent adj.

condolent

(kənˈdəʊlənt)
adj
expressing sympathy to a bereaved person
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.condolent - expressing sympathy with a person who experienced the death of a loved one
sympathetic - expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward; "sympathetic to the students' cause"; "a sympathetic observer"; "a sympathetic gesture"
References in classic literature ?
All kept still, waiting to see who would break silence, which the Distressed Duenna did in these words: "I am confident, most mighty lord, most fair lady, and most discreet company, that my most miserable misery will be accorded a reception no less dispassionate than generous and condolent in your most valiant bosoms, for it is one that is enough to melt marble, soften diamonds, and mollify the steel of the most hardened hearts in the world; but ere it is proclaimed to your hearing, not to say your ears, I would fain be enlightened whether there be present in this society, circle, or company, that knight immaculatissimus, Don Quixote de la Manchissima, and his squirissimus Panza.