commiseration definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The feeling or expression of pity or sorrow. See Synonyms at pity.
Variant of commiserate
transitive verb commiserated, commiserating
to feel or show sorrow or pity for
Origin: ; from Classical Latin commiseratus, past participle of commiserari, to pity ; from com-, intensive plush miserari, to pity: see misery
to condole or sympathize (with)