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Definition of "compassion" []

  • Deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it. See Synonyms at pity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "compassion" in a sentence
  • "Dems call it compassion, cons call it "thinning the herd"."
  • "They do not care about the average American and any speech one of them gives touting their compassion is a crock."
  • "Today, you're lucky to get what they call a compassion fare."