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COMPASSIONATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does compassionate mean? 

COMPASSIONATE (adjective)
  The adjective COMPASSIONATE has 2 senses:

1. showing merciful compassion
2. showing or having compassion

  Familiarity information: COMPASSIONATE used as an adjective is rare.


COMPASSIONATE (verb)
  The verb COMPASSIONATE has 1 sense:

1. share the suffering of

  Familiarity information: COMPASSIONATE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMPASSIONATE (adjective)


Sense 1compassionate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Showing merciful compassion

Context example:

sparing the child's mother was a compassionate act

Similar:

merciful (showing or giving mercy)


Sense 2compassionate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Showing or having compassion

Context example:

heard the soft and compassionate voices of women

Similar:

caring (feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others)

nurturant (providing physical and emotional care and nourishment)

pitying; sorry (feeling or expressing sorrow or pity)

tenderhearted (easily moved by another's distress)

Also:

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)

Antonym:

uncompassionate (lacking compassion or feeling for others)


COMPASSIONATE (verb)


Sense 1compassionate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Share the suffering of

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

compassionate; condole with; feel for; pity; sympathize with

Hypernyms (to "compassionate" is one way to...):

grieve; sorrow (feel grief; eat one's heart out)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "compassionate"):

commiserate; sympathise; sympathize (to feel or express sympathy or compassion)

care (feel concern or interest)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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