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compassion

com·pas·sion

compassion

 
pronunciation:
km pae shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a feeling of sharing another's suffering, prompting a desire to relieve that suffering; commiseration; clemency.
Her compassion for the orphans led her to look for ways to help them.The ship's captain was a brutal man with no compassion.
synonyms:
caritas, heart, kindness, mercy, pity, sympathy, tenderness, understanding
antonyms:
cruelty, heartlessness
similar words:
benevolence, charity, clemency, commiseration, empathy, humanity, kindliness, quarter
Word History
Compassion comes from a Latin word that means "to suffer with another."
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