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commiseration

noun uk   /kəˌmɪz.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ us  
commiserations [plural] an expression of sympathy for someone, especially someone who has lost a competition: Commiserations on losing the match! Our commiserations to the losing side!Sympathy and compassion [U] a feeling or expression of sympathy for someone about some bad luck: She gave me a look of commiseration as I entered the room.Sympathy and compassion
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