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

  • noun Sympathy with a person who has experienced pain, grief, or misfortune: synonym: pity.
  • noun An expression or declaration of such sympathy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An expression of sympathy addressed to a person in distress, misfortune, or bereavement.
  • noun Synonyms Sympathy, Commiseration, etc. See pity.

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

  • noun Expression of sympathy with another in sorrow or grief.

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

  • noun uncountable comfort, support or sympathy
  • noun countable, usually plural An expression of comfort, support, or sympathy offered to the family and friends of somebody who has died

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

  • noun an expression of sympathy with another's grief


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From Latin condoleo ("to sympathize"), from Latin con- ("together, with") + doleo ("hurt, suffer, have pain").



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