condolence

or con·dole·ment

[ kuh n-doh-luh ns ]
/ kənˈdoʊ ləns /

noun

Often condolences. expression of sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief.

Nearby words

  1. conditioned suppression,
  2. conditioner,
  3. conditioning,
  4. condo,
  5. condole,
  6. condolences,
  7. condolent,
  8. condom,
  9. condominium,
  10. condon

Origin of condolence

First recorded in 1595–1605; condole + -ence

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British Dictionary definitions for condolence

condolence

condolement (kənˈdəʊlmənt)

/ (kənˈdəʊləns) /

noun

(often plural) an expression of sympathy with someone in grief, etc
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Word Origin and History for condolence

condolence

n.

c.1600, from Late Latin condolere "to suffer together" (see condole) + -ence. Often in form condoleance 1600-1800.

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