condolence

  • 1 Condolence — Con*do lence, n. [Cf. F. condol[ e]ance.] Expression of sympathy with another in sorrow or grief. [1913 Webster] Their congratulations and their condolences. Steele. [1913 Webster] A special mission of condolence. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 condolence — index pity, solace Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 condolence — c.1600, from L.L. condolere to suffer together (see CONDOLE (Cf. condole)) + ENCE (Cf. ence). Often in form condoleance 1600 1800 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 condolence — *sympathy, pity, commiseration, compassion, ruth, empathy Analogous words: consoling or consolation, solacing or solace, comforting (see corresponding verbs at COMFORT) Contrasted words: felicitation, congratulation (see corresponding verbs at… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 condolence — [n] sympathy comfort, commiseration, compassion, condolement, consolation, fellow feeling, solace; concept 633 …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 condolence — ► NOUN ▪ an expression of sympathy, especially on the occasion of a death …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 condolence — [kən dō′ləns] n. [< LL(Ec) condolens: see CONDOLE] [often pl.] expression of sympathy with another in grief: also condolement SYN. PITY …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Condolence — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Condolence >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 condolence condolence Sgm: N 1 lamentation lamentation &c. 839 Sgm: N 1 sympathy sympathy consolation PARAG:Condolence >V GRP: V 1 Sgm: V 1 condole with …

    English dictionary for students

  • 9 condolence — UK [kənˈdəʊləns] / US [kənˈdoʊləns] noun [plural] Word forms condolence : singular condolence plural condolences condolences the things that you say to show sympathy when someone has just died We offer our condolences to David and his family on… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 condolence — [17] Condolence and sympathy are parallel formations: both go back to classical originals (late Latin condolēre and Greek sumpátheia respectively) which meant literally ‘together suffering’. Latin condolēre was a compound verb formed from the… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 11 condolence — [[t]kəndo͟ʊləns[/t]] condolences 1) N UNCOUNT A message of condolence is a message in which you express your sympathy for someone because one of their friends or relatives has died recently. Neil sent him a letter of condolence. 2) N PLURAL When… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 condolence — [17] Condolence and sympathy are parallel formations: both go back to classical originals (late Latin condolēre and Greek sumpátheia respectively) which meant literally ‘together suffering’. Latin condolēre was a compound verb formed from the… …

    Word origins

  • 13 condolence — noun /ˈkɑndələns,ˈkɑndələns/ a) comfort, support or sympathy There was not much to do after the accident but offer what condolence I could. b) An expression of comfort, support, or sympathy offered to the family and friends of somebody who has… …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 condolence — con|do|lence [kənˈdəuləns US ˈdou ] n [C usually plural, U] [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: condolere to express sympathy , from Latin com ( COM ) + dolere to feel pain ] sympathy for someone who has had something bad happen to them,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 condolence — con|do|lence [ kən douləns ] noun plural condolences the things that you say to show sympathy when someone has just died: We offer our condolences to David and his family on their tragic loss. a letter/message/book of condolence a letter that you …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 condolence — noun (countable usually plural, uncountable) sympathy for someone who has had something bad happen to them, especially when someone has died: a letter of condolence | send/offer your condolences (=formally express your sympathy when someone has… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 condolence —   Ho olana kaumaha, ho omālielie i ke kaumaha.    ♦ Letter of condolence, palapala ho ālohaloha …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 18 condolence — noun Date: 1603 1. sympathy with another in sorrow 2. an expression of sympathy Synonyms: see pity …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 condolence — /keuhn doh leuhns/, n. Often, condolences. expression of sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief. Also, condolement. [1595 1605; CONDOLE + ENCE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 20 condolence — Synonyms and related words: aid and comfort, assurance, benevolence, clemency, comfort, commiseration, compassion, consolation, easement, encouragement, favor, feeling, forbearance, forgiveness, grace, humanity, kindness, leniency, mercy,… …

    Moby Thesaurus


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