An expression of indifference to tragedy intended to seem empathetic.

Hollow gestures trivializing loss.
"Yes, I know you want action to keep shooting sprees from happening to someone else. I'll send thoughts and prayers."
by Dex Novice February 11, 2018
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I couldn’t care less (but one must keep up appearances, right?)
Frenemy has a family tragedy. "Thoughts and prayers."
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When you hear about a tragedy that is not affecting you at all but you still have to act like you care so you say "Thoughts and prayers" to pretend you actually give one shit.
Person 1: "Did you hear about the boat that sink the other day with four families?"
Person 2: "Yeah, thoughts and prayers"
by LeTigre2020 October 19, 2020
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Okay, I'll send a Hallmark card I found in the bottom of my desk drawer.
Oh, my mother in law broke her leg? Well my thoughts and prayers are with her.
by October 09, 2020
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"I don't care but Im gonna act like I do so people will like me"
Oh, shit Insert Random Rapper died? I don't even know this guy but "Thoughts and Prayers" 🙏🙏🙏
by supremejuiceman October 15, 2020
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What people say when they want to feel like they're helping but they don't want to actually get off their butts and help.
Person 1: "My mom is in the hospital in critical condition."
Person 2: "I'm sending my thoughts and prayers."
by Rom, the hero of Terok Nor October 05, 2020
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