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  Definition of compassionate
  1. share the suffering of
  2. showing or having compassion; "heard the soft and compassionate voices of women"
  3. showing recognition of unusually distressful circumstances; "compassionate leave"; "considered for a compassionate discharge because of domestic difficulties"
  4. showing merciful compassion; "sparing the child''s mother was a compassionate act"
Similar Words: feel for, pity, condole with, sympathize with

 

See Also: merciful, sympathetic

 

Hyponyms: commiserate, sympathize, sympathise, care

 

Derivational Morphology: compassion, compassionateness, pity, commiseration, ruth, pathos

 

 
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