commiseration

[ kuh-miz-uh-reyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF commiseration

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His eyes were filled with commiseration for the poor animal.

People expressed their commiseration for a woman married to that Jack-in-the-box.

He shrank from every excessive sentiment, and my commiseration was practically unbounded.

They looked at us with commiseration; one of them sweetly, the other with his owlish fixity.

The cook eyed the captive with curiosity not unmixed with commiseration.

A little fear, perhaps, but he could not fancy either pity or commiseration.

The people in her regarded them with looks of commiseration.

Mrs. Delancy was actually horrified by her niece's commiseration.

She looked into her lover's face and saw in it a look of commiseration and perplexity.

And he began to feel a commiseration for the men who were not in dress suits.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from Middle French commisération, from Latin commiserationem (nominative commiseratio) "act or fact of pitying," noun of action from past participle stem of commiserari "to pity," from com- intensive prefix (see com-) + miserari "bewail, lament," from miser "wretched" (see miser).

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