Condolence definition

kən-dōləns
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An expression or declaration of such sympathy.
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Expression of sympathy with another in grief.
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Sympathy with a person who has experienced pain, grief, or misfortune.

Paid a visit of condolence to the grieving family.

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(countable, usually plural) An expression of comfort, support, or sympathy offered to the family and friends of somebody who has died.

I sent her a card expressing my condolences after her mother passed away.

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The definition of condolence is sympathy for someone who is grieving.

An example of a condolence is a card you send when a friend’s mother dies.

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(uncountable) Comfort, support or sympathy.

There was not much to do after the accident but offer what condolence I could.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
condolence
Plural:
condolences

Origin of condolence

  • From Latin condoleo (“to sympathize”), from Latin con- (“together, with”) + doleo (“hurt, suffer, have pain”).

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