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compassion


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compassion  \Com*pas"sion\,  v.  t. 
  To  pity.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compassion  \Com*pas"sion\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  compassio,  fr  compati 
  to  have  compassion;  com-  +  pati  to  bear,  suffer.  See 
  {Patient}.] 
  Literally,  suffering  with  another;  a  sensation  of  sorrow 
  excited  by  the  distress  or  misfortunes  of  another;  pity; 
  commiseration. 
 
  Womanly  ingenuity  set  to  work  by  womanly  compassion. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  Syn:  Pity;  sympathy;  commiseration;  fellow-feeling;  mercy; 
  condolence.  See  {Pity}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  compassion 
  n  1:  a  deep  awareness  of  and  sympathy  for  another's  suffering 
  [syn:  {compassionateness}] 
  2:  the  humane  quality  of  understanding  the  suffering  of  others 
  and  wanting  to  do  something  about  it  [syn:  {pity}] 




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