Definition of commiserative in English:

commiserative

adjective

  • See commiserate

    • ‘I had a latte - oh, blessed lattes - and relaxed under the commiserative gazes of a family with an adolescent son at the next table.’
    • ‘A few other letters to Mary and Elizabeth are commiserative on the deaths of Eleanor Gates Boyd and on Henry Queen.’
    • ‘My lack of comprehension, and the fact that I wasn't wearing a wedding ring - something she acknowledged with a pointed finger and commiserative sigh - seemed to confirm her suspicions.’
    • ‘And yet this sad figure is held up as a beacon of commiserative hope for women?’
    • ‘Without labeling myself as ‘mentally ill’ the response I often get is compassionate and commiserative.’

Pronunciation

commiserative

/kəˈmɪz(ə)rətɪv/