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