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Definitions of compassion

  1. a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Literally, suffering with another; a sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. To pity. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Sorrow for the sufferings of others. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Fellow-feeling, or sorrow for the sufferings of another: pity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Pity; mercy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Pity for suffering, with desire to relieve. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Sympathy with the sufferings and sorrows of others. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To commiserate; to pity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; sympathy; fellow-feeling. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. kom-pash'un, n. fellow-feeling, or sorrow for the sufferings of another: pity.--v.t. to pity.--adjs. COMPAS'SIONABLE, pitiable; COMPAS'SIONATE, inclined to pity or mercy: merciful.--v.t. to have compassion for: to have pity or mercy upon.--adv. COMPAS'SIONATELY.--n. COMPAS'SIONATENESS. [Fr.,--L. compassio--com, with, pati, passus, to suffer.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Pity inclining one to spare or help, as have c. on us. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. n. [Latin] A suffering with another; sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; sympathy. Cabinet Dictionary
  15. Pity, commiseration, painful sympathy. Complete Dictionary
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