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COMPASSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does compassion mean? 

COMPASSION (noun)
  The noun COMPASSION has 2 senses:

1. a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
2. the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it

  Familiarity information: COMPASSION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMPASSION (noun)


Sense 1compassion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

compassion; compassionateness

Hypernyms ("compassion" is a kind of...):

fellow feeling; sympathy (sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "compassion"):

heartstrings (your deepest feelings of love and compassion)

tenderheartedness; tenderness (warm compassionate feelings)

mercifulness; mercy (the feeling that motivates compassion)


Sense 2compassion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

compassion; pity

Hypernyms ("compassion" is a kind of...):

mercifulness; mercy (a disposition to be kind and forgiving)


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