V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: expression of sympathy for a person who is experiencing pain, grief, or bad times, usually toward a person grieving over a death

Synonyms: sympathy, comfort, commiseration, consolation, solace

Antonyms: disregard, unconcern

Tips: People often use the statement, "Please offer the family my condolences," with regard to a death or misfortune. It is intended as an expression of kindness and sympathy.

Usage Examples:

Friends sent flowers and cards of condolence in response to her father's death. (sympathy, solace)

Letters of condolence need not be in a particular format, as long as they are from the heart. (commiseration, consolation)

Please offer her my deepest condolences for the death of her husband. (comforts, sympathies)

The condolences he received after his mother's death did little to assuage his pain. (sympathies, consolations)

Want to Learn More Words Like condolence?
Discover How You Can Improve Your
Vocabulary 10 to 100 Times Faster with
the Power Vocabulary Builder

Dear Friend,

The definition and lessons for the word condolence were made available by the Power Vocabulary Builder.

The Power Vocabulary Builder will help you develop a fuller, richer vocabulary 10 to 100 times faster than any other program available.

Visit the the Power Vocabulary Builder site right now to discover how you can get full access to this breakthrough program today!

What's your vocabulary level?
Power Vocabulary Builder
FREE E-mail Course!

Drop your details in the boxes below to receive a FREE vocabulary course: