- Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others: the victims should be treated with compassionMore example sentences
pity, sympathy, feeling, fellow feeling, empathy, understanding, care, concern, solicitude, solicitousness, sensitivity, tender-heartedness, soft-heartedness, warm-heartedness, warmth, love, brotherly love, tenderness, gentleness, mercy, mercifulness, leniency, lenience, tolerance, consideration, kindness, humanity, humaneness, kind-heartedness, charity, benevolence
- 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'.