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Ways of expressing sympathy - thesaurus

Synonyms

I know

used for showing that you understand someone and feel sympathy for them

(oh,) what a shame

used for expressing sympathy or disappointment

too bad

used for saying that you are sorry or sympathetic about something

someone’s heart goes out to someone

used for saying that someone feels sorry for someone else

I know the feeling

used for showing sympathy

bless him/her/them

used for talking about someone in a loving or sympathetic way

aw

interjection

American used for expressing sympathy or disappointment

I don’t envy you/him etc.

used for saying that you would not like to do what someone else has to do

someone’s heart/sympathy/thoughts go out to someone

used for saying that someone is sympathetic to someone who is in a difficult situation

you can’t win them all/(you) win some, (you) lose some

used for showing sympathy to someone who has not been successful or for showing that you accept that you have not been successful

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bastard

noun

impolite used after an adjective for talking to or about someone in a funny or sympathetic way

bless his/her heart

used for showing that you like someone or feel sorry for them

bugger

noun

Britishinformal used for expressing sympathy about someone you like or feel sorry for

commiserations

noun

spoken used for expressing sympathy toward someone

God help someone

used for saying that you think someone is in a very bad situation and there is nothing that anyone can do to improve it

poor

adjective

mainly spoken used for showing that you feel sorry for someone

poor old

used for showing sympathy toward someone

poor sod

used for saying that you feel sorry for someone

there

adverb

spoken used for expressing satisfaction, sympathy, etc. about something that you have just done or that has just happened

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