[kuh n-doh-luh nt]


feeling or expressing sorrow, sympathy, compassion, or the like.

Origin of condolent

First recorded in 1480–90, condolent is from the Late Latin word condolent- (stem of condolēns, present participle of condolēre). See condole, -ent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for condolent

Historical Examples of condolent

  • By 'insolent,' not 'condolent,' as Anthony Wood quotes, Puttenham meant original.

    Sir Walter Ralegh

    William Stebbing