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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcommiserationcom‧mis‧e‧ra‧tion /kəˌmɪzəˈreɪʃən/ noun [plural, uncountable] formal  SYMPATHIZEa feeling of sympathy for someone when something unpleasant has happened to them Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to the losers. condolence
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commiserationNaturally, his lordship was greatly distressed and immediately made plans to dispatch funds and commiserations to Frau Bremann.Normally this would have been the cue for some sympathetic teasing and commiseration, but not now.When he left, the other actors offered him clumsy commiseration, as to some one who had been bereaved.And while Super Bowl champions hardly elicit much commiseration, the process has come under question.Poor man! thought Meredith in a sudden burst of commiseration.Tom sent Julie's family a letter of commiseration.As he approached I felt a pang of commiseration.I often wonder whether being successful in the ballot is a matter for congratulation or commiseration.We would like to express our commiserations to the losing team.Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to other entrants and thanks to Peugeot for sponsoring the competition.
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