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  Definition of compassion
  1. the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it
  2. a deep awareness of and sympathy for another''s suffering
Similar Words: pity, compassionateness

 

Hyponyms: heartstrings, tenderness, tenderheartedness, mercifulness, mercy

 

Derivational Morphology: feel for, pity, compassionate, condole with, sympathize with

 

 
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