compassionable love

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Deserving compassion or pity; pitiable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Deserving compassion or pity; pitiable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Deserving of pity; pitiable.

Etymologies

compassion +‎ -able (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yet Nature hath given us a sufficient demonstration, in creating our bodies more soft and delicate, yea, and our hearts timorous, fearefull, benigne and compassionable, our strength feeble, our voyces pleasing, and the motion of our members sweetly plyant: all which are apparant testimonies, that wee have neede of others government.

    The Decameron

  • Poore Isabella, confounded with feare and shame, as being no way able to excuse her fault, knew not what answer to make, but standing silent, made her case compassionable to all the rest, even those hard-hearted Sisters which betrayed her.

    The Decameron

  • A strange and compassionable satisfaction beamed from her face; it was evident that this sad business was the poor thing's _forte_.

    Suburban Sketches

  • As very many well-disposed persons, by the unavoidable necessity of their affairs, are so unfortunate as to be totally buried in the country, where they labour under the most deplorable ignorance of what is transacting among the polite part of mankind, I cannot help thinking, that, as a publick writer, you should take the case of these truly compassionable objects under your consideration.

    The Rambler, sections 55-112 (1750-1751); from The Works of Samuel Johnson in Sixteen Volumes, Vol. IV

  • He is for some time a raving maniac, and then falls into a state of gay and compassionable imbecility, which is described with inimitable beauty in the close of this story.”

    Crabbe

  • He is for some time a raving maniac, and then falls into a state of gay and compassionable imbecility, which is described with inimitable beauty in the close of this story. "

    English Men of Letters: Crabbe

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