from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it. See Synonyms at pity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Deep awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the wish to relieve it
- v. To pity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Literally, suffering with another; a sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration.
- transitive v. To pity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To compassionate; pity; commiserate.
- n. Literally, a suffering with another; hence, a feeling of sorrow or pity excited by the sufferings or misfortunes of another; sympathy; commiseration; pity.
- n. [Twice used in the plural in the authorized version of the Bible.
- n. Synonyms Commiseration, Sympathy, etc. (see pity), kindness, tenderness, clemency, fellow-feeling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it
- n. a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
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.
Today you are lucky to get what they call a compassion fare.
And plus, you know, a lot of psychiatrists in the military develop what I call compassion fatigue.
Waldo your compassion is amazing, and the post is very good reading.
Compassionate conservatism – only if the compassion is a raise to yourself I guess.
In point of fact, the union is supporting Barack Obama because of what it calls his compassion for working people.
His expostulations were answered with severe rebuke; she lamented again, that her prudence had ever yielded to what she termed compassion, and added, that she was so sensible of the folly of her former consent, that, to prevent the possibility of a repetition, she had committed the affair entirely to the conduct of
Tron spat out the name as he had spat out the word compassion.