- Word History, Word Explorer
|part of speech:
||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.
- caritas, heart, kindness, mercy, pity, sympathy, tenderness, understanding
- cruelty, heartlessness
- similar words:
- benevolence, charity, clemency, commiseration, empathy, humanity, kindliness, quarter
||condolence, consideration, consolation, feeling, goodness, mercy, philanthropy, understanding
comes from a Latin word that means "to suffer with another."