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Meaning of COMPASSION

Pronunciation:  kum'pashun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it
  2. [n]  a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
 

COMPASSION is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: compassionateness, pity
 
 See Also: fellow feeling, mercifulness, mercifulness, mercy, mercy, sympathy, tenderheartedness, tenderness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Com*pas"sion\, n. [F., fr. L. compassio, fr. compati
    to have compassion; com- + pati to bear, suffer. See
    {Patient}.]
    Literally, suffering with another; a sensation of sorrow
    excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity;
    commiseration.
    
          Womanly ingenuity set to work by womanly compassion.
                                                   --Macaulay.
    
    Syn: Pity; sympathy; commiseration; fellow-feeling; mercy;
         condolence. See {Pity}.
    
    
  2. \Com*pas"sion\, v. t.
    To pity. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acceptance, affectionateness, benevolence, benignancy, benignity, brotherhood, charity, clemency, clementness, commiseration, condolence, easiness, easygoingness, empathy, favor, feeling, feeling of kinship, fellow feeling, forbearance, forbearing, forgiveness, fraternal feeling, gentleness, goodness, goodness of heart, grace, graciousness, heart of gold, humaneness, humanity, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindly disposition, kindness, laxness, lenience, leniency, lenientness, lenity, loving kindness, mercifulness, mercy, mildness, mitigation, moderateness, niceness, pardon, pathos, patience, pity, quarter, relief, reprieve, rue, ruth, self-pity, softheartedness, softness, soul of kindness, sympathy, tenderheartedness, tenderness, tolerance, warmheartedness, warmth, warmth of heart
 

 

 

 

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