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Condolence vs. Sympathy

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Condolencenoun

(uncountable) Comfort, support or sympathy.

‘There was not much to do after the accident but offer what condolence I could.’;

Sympathynoun

A feeling of pity or sorrow for the suffering or distress of another; compassion.

Condolencenoun

An expression of comfort, support, or sympathy offered to the family and friends of somebody who has died.

‘I sent her a card expressing my condolences after her mother passed away.’;

Sympathynoun

The ability to share the feelings of another.

Condolencenoun

Expression of sympathy with another in sorrow or grief.

‘Their congratulations and their condolences.’; ‘A special mission of condolence.’;

Sympathynoun

A mutual relationship between people or things such that they are correspondingly affected by any condition.

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Condolencenoun

an expression of sympathy with another's grief;

‘they sent their condolences’;

Sympathynoun

Tendency towards or approval of the aims of a movement.

‘Many people in Hollywood were blacklisted merely because they were suspected of Communist sympathies.’;

Sympathynoun

Feeling corresponding to that which another feels; the quality of being affected by the affection of another, with feelings correspondent in kind, if not in degree; fellow-feeling.

‘They saw, but other sight instead - a crowdOf ugly serpents! Horror on them fell,And horrid sympathy.’;

Sympathynoun

An agreement of affections or inclinations, or a conformity of natural temperament, which causes persons to be pleased, or in accord, with one another; as, there is perfect sympathy between them.

Sympathynoun

Kindness of feeling toward one who suffers; pity; commiseration; compassion.

‘I value myself upon sympathy, I hate and despise myself for envy.’;

Sympathynoun

The reciprocal influence exercised by organs or parts on one another, as shown in the effects of a diseased condition of one part on another part or organ, as in the vomiting produced by a tumor of the brain.

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Sympathynoun

A tendency of inanimate things to unite, or to act on each other; as, the sympathy between the loadstone and iron.

Sympathynoun

Similarity of function, use office, or the like.

‘The adverb has most sympathy with the verb.’; ‘Fault,Acknowledged and deplored, in Adam wroughtCommiseration.’;

Sympathynoun

an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion;

‘his sympathies were always with the underdog’; ‘I knew I could count on his understanding’;

Sympathynoun

sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)

Sympathynoun

a relation of affinity or harmony between people; whatever affects one correspondingly affects the other;

‘the two of them were in close sympathy’;

Sympathy

Sympathy is the perception, understanding, and reaction to the distress or need of another life form. According to David Hume, this sympathetic concern is driven by a switch in viewpoint from a personal perspective to the perspective of another group or individual who is in need.

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