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compassion

Syllabification: com·pas·sion
Pronunciation: /kəmˈpaSHən
 
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Definition of compassion in English:

noun

Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others: the victims should be treated with compassion
More example sentences
  • He had no pity, no compassion, no understanding of what the victims of war suffered.
  • However, lofty doctors who show no warmth, compassion or concern are becoming rare.
  • We missed the feeding, thanks to me and my friends' compassion for my emotions.
Synonyms
pity, sympathy, empathy, fellow feeling, care, concern, solicitude, sensitivity, warmth, love, tenderness, mercy, leniency, tolerance, kindness, humanity, charity

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from ecclesiastical Latin compassio(n-), from compati 'suffer with'.

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