The feeling or expression of pity or sorrow. See Synonyms at pity.
- The act of commiserating; sorrow for the wants, afflictions, or distresses of another; pity; compassion.
From Middle French commisération
Variant of commiserate
transitive verbcommiserated, commiserating
to feel or show sorrow or pity for
Origin of commiserate; from Classical Latin commiseratus, past participle of commiserari, to pity ; from com-, intensive + miserari, to pity: see misery
to condole or sympathize (with)