compassionate

If you are compassionate, you feel other people's pain and struggles as though they were your own. Compassionate people are often moved to work to end the suffering of others, perhaps by feeding the hungry or educating the poor.

Compassionate comes from the Old French noun compassion, which means "sympathy, pity." The adjective, pronounced "cuhm-PASH-uh-nuht," means "sympathetic," like a compassionate friend who shares in your joys and sadnesses, wanting the best for you. As a verb, compassionate, here pronounced "cuhm-PASH-uh-nate," means "pity," as in your ability to compassionate with stray dogs and cats.

Definitions of compassionate
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adj showing or having compassion

“heard the soft and compassionate voices of women”
Synonyms:
caring
feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others
nurturant
providing physical and emotional care and nourishment
tenderhearted
easily moved by another's distress
humane
marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering
merciful
showing or giving mercy
sympathetic
expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward
Antonyms:
uncompassionate
lacking compassion or feeling for others
hardhearted, stonyhearted, unfeeling
devoid of feeling for others
merciless, unmerciful
having or showing no mercy
unsympathetic
not sympathetic or disposed toward
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v share the suffering of

Synonyms:
condole with, feel for, pity, sympathize with
Types:
commiserate, sympathise, sympathize
to feel or express sympathy or compassion
care
feel concern or interest
condole
express one's sympathetic grief, on the occasion of someone's death
Type of:
grieve, sorrow
feel grief

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