Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
used for saying you are sorry that something bad has happened to someone
used for expressing sympathy or disappointment
used for saying that you are sorry or sympathetic about something
used for saying that someone feels sorry for someone else
used for showing sympathy
used for talking about someone in a loving or sympathetic way
used for saying that you would not like to do what someone else has to do
used for saying that someone is sympathetic to someone who is in a difficult situation
used for showing sympathy to someone who has not been successful or for showing that you accept that you have not been successful
spoken used for expressing satisfaction, sympathy etc about something that you have just done or that has just happened
a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time
reminding you of death in an unpleasant and frightening way
an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.
Free thesaurus definition of ways of expressing sympathy from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.