Meaning of “commiseration” in the English Dictionary

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"commiseration" in British English

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uk /kəˌmɪz.əˈreɪ.ʃən/ us /kəˌmɪz.əˈreɪ.ʃən/
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!

[ 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.

(Definition of “commiseration” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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