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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compassionate  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compassionate  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  compassionate 
  adj  1:  showing  merciful  compassion;  "sparing  the  child's  mother  was 
  a  compassionate  act" 
  2:  showing  or  having  compassion;  "heard  the  soft  and 
  compassionate  voices  of  women"  [ant:  {uncompassionate}] 
  3:  showing  recognition  of  unusually  distressful  circumstances; 
  "compassionate  leave";  "considered  for  a  compassionate 
  discharge  because  of  domestic  difficulties" 
  v  :  share  the  suffering  of  [syn:  {feel  for},  {pity},  {condole 
  with},  {sympathize  with}] 




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