Compassion

  • 21 compassion — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, great ▪ genuine, true ▪ human VERB + COMPASSION ▪ be filled with …

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  • 22 COMPASSION — n. f. Pitié qui nous fait partager les maux d’autrui. Avoir de la compassion pour la misère d’autrui. Avoir pitié et compassion. Avoir de grands sentiments de compassion. être touché de compassion. Inspirer de la compassion. être ému de… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 23 compassion — com|pas|sion [kəmˈpæʃən] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Late Latin compassio, from compati to feel sympathy , from Latin com ( COM ) + pati to suffer ] a strong feeling of sympathy for someone who is suffering, and a desire to help …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 24 compassion — n. 1) to arouse compassion 2) to demonstrate, display, show; feel, have compassion 3) deep, profound, strong compassion 4) compassion for 5) out of compassion (to act out of compassion) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 25 compassion — noun (U) a strong feeling of sympathy for someone who is suffering, and a desire to help them (+ for): compassion for the poor and sick | feel/show compassion: Come have a drink, offered Cook, feeling compassion. | be filled with compassion… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 26 compassion — coumpassioun, ien f. compassion; pitié. Aver de compassion per quauqu un : avoir de la pitié, de la compassion, pour quelqu un …

    Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • 27 compassion — com|pas|sion [ kəm pæʃn ] noun uncount a feeling of sympathy and caring for someone who is in a bad situation: Both women shared a compassion for victims of war. They had acted out of compassion …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 28 compassion — [[t]kəmpæ̱ʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT Compassion is a feeling of pity, sympathy, and understanding for someone who is suffering. Elderly people need time and compassion from their physicians …

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  • 29 compassion — UK [kəmˈpæʃ(ə)n] / US noun [uncountable] a feeling of sympathy for someone who is in a bad situation because you understand and care about them They had acted out of compassion. Both women shared a compassion for victims of war …

    English dictionary

  • 30 compassion — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French or Late Latin; Anglo French, from Late Latin compassion , compassio, from compati to sympathize, from Latin com + pati to bear, suffer more at patient Date: 14th century sympathetic consciousness… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 31 compassion — compassionless, adj. /keuhm pash euhn/, n. 1. a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering. v.t. 2. Archaic. to compassionate. [1300 50; ME ( < AF) < LL …

    Universalium

  • 32 compassion — n. Pity, commiseration, sympathy, tenderness, kindness, kindliness, clemency, fellow feeling, heart, tender heartedness, kind heartedness, mercy, bowels of compassion, melting mood …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 33 compassion — noun have you no compassion for a fellow human being? Syn: pity, sympathy, empathy, fellow feeling, care, concern, solicitude, sensitivity, warmth, love, tenderness, mercy, leniency, tolerance, kindness, humanity, charity …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 34 compassion — /kəmˈpæʃən / (say kuhm pashuhn) noun 1. a feeling of sorrow or pity for the sufferings or misfortunes of another; sympathy. –verb (t) 2. to have compassion for. {Middle English, from Late Latin compassio sympathy} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 35 compassion —    This word (from the Latin cum, meaning with, and pati, meaning to suffer ) refers to understanding the suffering of others and wishing to relieve it; the New Testament presents Jesus as working signs because of his compassion for the multitude …

    Glossary of theological terms

  • 36 compassion — noun /kəmˈpæʃ.ən/ Deep awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the wish to relieve it Syn: empathy, pity, tenderheartedness, sorrow, kindness, heart …

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  • 37 compassion — Synonyms and related words: acceptance, affectionateness, benevolence, benignancy, benignity, brotherhood, charity, clemency, clementness, commiseration, condolence, easiness, easygoingness, empathy, favor, feeling, feeling of kinship, fellow… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 38 compassion — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sympathy, tenderness, kindness, mercy, condolence; pity, ruth, commiseration, heart. Ant., cruelty. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sympathy, empathy, clemency; see kindness 1 , pity 1 . See Synonym Study at… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 39 compassion — com·pas·sion || kÉ™m pæʃn n. pity, mercy, sympathy …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 40 compassion — noun sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. Origin ME: via OFr. from eccles. L. compassio(n ), from compati suffer with …

    English new terms dictionary