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commiseration


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commiseration  \Com*mis`er*a"tion\,  n.  [F.  commis['e]ration,  fr 
  L.  commiseratio  a  part  of  an  oration  intended  to  excite 
  compassion.] 
  The  act  of  commiserating;  sorrow  for  the  wants  afflictions, 
  or  distresses  of  another;  pity;  compassion. 
 
  And  pluck  commiseration  of  his  state  From  brassy  bosoms 
  and  rough  hearts  of  flint.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Sympathy}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commiseration 
  n  1:  a  feeling  of  sympathy  and  sorrow  for  the  misfortunes  of 
  others  "the  blind  are  too  often  objects  of  pity"  [syn: 
  {pity},  {ruth},  {pathos}] 
  2:  an  expression  of  sympathy  with  another's  grief;  "they  sent 
  their  condolences"  [syn:  {condolence}] 




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