Condolence

usgb/kənˈdəʊləns/Volume
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Social EtiquettePlay
Using 'condolence' shows respect and empathy during times of grief and is appropriate in formal and informal situations. SlidePlease accept my deepest condolences on your loss.
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Cultural SensitivityPlay
The concept of condolence may vary by culture; some might prefer private mourning or have unique grief rituals. SlideI want to offer my condolences, but let me know if you prefer solitude during this time.
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Emotional WeightPlay
'Condolence' is tied to death or serious loss; don't use it for minor disappointments or setbacks. SlideHe offered his condolences after hearing about her mother's passing.