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Definitions and Synonyms of compassion | Another word for compassion | What is compassion?

Definition 1: the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for compassion in the sense of this definition

(compassion is a kind of ...) a disposition to be kind and forgiving

"in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband"

Definition 2: a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for compassion in the sense of this definition

(compassion is a kind of ...) sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)

(... is a kind of compassion ) your deepest feelings of love and compassion

"many adoption cases tug at the heartstrings"

(... is a kind of compassion ) a feeling of good humor and sympathy through maturity or intoxication or a relaxed state

(... is a kind of compassion ) warm compassionate feelings

(... is a kind of compassion ) the feeling that motivates compassion

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