compassion

If someone shows kindness, caring, and a willingness to help others, they're showing compassion.

This is a word for a very positive emotion that has to do with being thoughtful and decent. Giving to a charity takes compassion. Volunteering to work with sick people or animals takes compassion. When you have compassion, you're putting yourself in someone else's shoes and really feeling for them. Anytime a disaster like a hurricane or earthquake hits, others will feel compassion for the victims. When you feel compassion for someone, you really want to help out.

Definitions of compassion
  1. noun
    a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
    synonyms: compassionateness
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    heartstrings
    your deepest feelings of love and compassion
    tenderheartedness, tenderness
    warm compassionate feelings
    mercifulness, mercy
    the feeling that motivates compassion
    forgiveness
    compassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgive
    type of:
    fellow feeling, sympathy
    sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
  2. noun
    the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it
    synonyms: pity
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    mercifulness, mercy
    a disposition to be kind and forgiving
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