Definition of Commiserative

1. Adjective. Feeling or expressing sympathy. "Made commiserative clicking sounds with his tongue"

Similar to: Sympathetic
Derivative terms: Commiserate



Definition of Commiserative

1. a. Feeling or expressing commiseration.

Definition of Commiserative

1. Adjective. Feeling or expressing commiseration, compassion, pity or sympathy ¹

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Definition of Commiserative

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Commiserative

comminuted fracture
comminuted skull fracture
comminutes
comminuting
comminution
comminutions
commis
commiserable
commiserate
commiserated
commiserates
commiserating
commiseratingly
commiseration
commiserations
commiserative (current term)
commiserator
commiserators
commish
commissaire
commissar
commissarial
commissariat
commissariats
commissaries
commissars
commissary
commissaryship
commissaryships
commission

Literary usage of Commiserative

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1. The Communistic Societies of the United States: From Personal Visit and by Charles Nordhoff (1875)
"... the sanctuary which he had so often profaned, and from the presence of those moistened eyes and commiserative looks which he never would again behold. ..."

2. Classical Philology by University of Chicago press, JSTOR (Organization) (1906)
"... horror without also awakening the reflection that the speaker was a man of great sensibility and had a wonderful command of commiserative terminology. ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1865)
"They tell you compassionately, with a sort of commiserative courtesy that is worse than the cold stage of the ague, that yon have only to use your eyes to ..."

4. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"COMMISERATION, (kcm-roiz-er-a'-Bhun) n. ». Pity ; compassion. To COMMISERATE, (kom-miz'-er-ate) vo To pity. commiserative, (kcm-miz'-er-a-tiv) a. ..."

5. The Gentleman's Magazine (1842)
"... of weakness and exhaustion —expressed himself very impatient o,' the commiserative babble of ..."

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