Etymology
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commiseration (n.)

"sympathetic suffering of grief or sorrow for the afflictions or distress of another," 1580s, from French commisération, from Latin commiserationem (nominative commiseratio) "part of an oration intended to excite compassion," noun of action from past-participle stem of commiserari "to pity," from com-, here perhaps an intensive prefix (see com-) + miserari "bewail, lament," from miser "wretched" (see miser).

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Definitions of commiseration

commiseration (n.)
a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others;
Synonyms: pity / ruth / pathos
commiseration (n.)
an expression of sympathy with another's grief;
Synonyms: condolence
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