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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The feeling or expression of pity or sorrow. synonym: pity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of commiserating; sympathetic suffering of pain or sorrow for the wants, afflictions, or distresses of another; pity; compassion.
  • noun An expression of pity; condolence: as, I send you my commiserations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of commiserating; sorrow for the wants, afflictions, or distresses of another; pity; compassion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of commiserating; sorrow for the wants, afflictions, or distresses of another; pity; compassion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an expression of sympathy with another's grief
  • noun a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others

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