Definitions for: Compassionate


[adj] showing or having compassion; "heard the soft and compassionate voices of women"
[adj] showing recognition of unusually distressful circumstances; "compassionate leave"; "considered for a compassionate discharge because of domestic difficulties"
[adj] showing merciful compassion; "sparing the child's mother was a compassionate act"
[v] share the suffering of



Webster (1913) Definition: Com*pas"sion*ate, a.
1. Having a temper or disposition to pity; sympathetic;
merciful.

There never was any heart truly great and generous,
that was not also tender and compassionate. --South.

2. Complaining; inviting pity; pitiable. [R.] --Shak.

Syn: Sympathizing; tender; merciful; pitiful.


Com*pas"sion*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Compassionated; p. pr. & vb. n. Compassionating.]
To have compassion for; to pity; to commiserate; to
sympathize with.

Compassionates my pains, and pities me. --Addison.

Synonyms: caring, condole with, feel for, humane, nurturant, pity, pitying, sorry, sorry for(p), sympathize with, tenderhearted

Antonyms: uncompassionate

See Also: care, commiserate, grieve, merciful, sorrow, sympathetic, sympathise, sympathize

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