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commiseration

[ kuh-miz-uh-rey-shuhn ]
/ kəˌmɪz əˈreɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act of empathizing, or expressing sympathy or sorrow for someone about something: Taking the seat next to him, she put her arm around his shoulders in silent commiseration.
commiserations, an expression of sympathy or sorrow for someone: All my thanks and commiserations to the dedicated staff, many of whom I expect will lose their jobs in the cutbacks.
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OTHER WORDS FROM commiseration

non·com·mis·er·a·tion , noun
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