compassion definition

  • noun:
    • Deep understanding of the suffering of another along with the want to relieve it. See Synonyms at pity.
    • Deep awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the want to alleviate it
    • Literally, suffering with another; a sensation of sorrow excited because of the stress or misfortunes of another; shame; commiseration.
    • virtually, a suffering with another; hence, a sense of sadness or pity excited by the sufferings or misfortunes of another; sympathy; commiseration; shame.
    • [twice-used in plural inside authorized type of the Bible.
    • Synonyms Commiseration, Sympathy, etc. (see shame), kindness, tenderness, clemency, fellow-feeling.
    • the humane top-notch understanding the suffering of other individuals and planning to do something positive about it
    • a deep understanding of and sympathy for another's suffering
    • Deep understanding of the suffering of another coupled with the need to relieve it. See Synonyms at shame.
    • Deep knowing of the suffering of some other, coupled with the wish to relieve it
    • Literally, struggling with another; a sensation of sorrow excited by the stress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration.
    • virtually, a suffering with another; ergo, a feeling of sadness or pity excited by the sufferings or misfortunes of another; sympathy; commiseration; pity.
    • [Twice used in plural when you look at the authorized form of the Bible.
    • Synonyms Commiseration, Sympathy, an such like. (see pity), kindness, pain, clemency, fellow-feeling.
    • the humane quality of understanding the suffering of other people and wanting to do something about it
    • a deep awareness of and sympathy for the next's suffering
  • verb:
    • To shame.
    • To pity.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To pity.
    • To pity.
  • others:
    • To compassionate; shame; commiserate.
    • To compassionate; shame; commiserate.

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