compassion fatigue

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compassion fatigue

n.
A jaded attitude on the part of a contributor toward appeals for donations or charitable aid.

compassion fatigue

n
the inability to react sympathetically to a crisis, disaster, etc, because of overexposure to previous crises, disasters, etc

compas′sion fatigue`


n.
a lack of sympathy for suffering, as a result of continuous exposure to those in need of aid.
[1980–85, Amer.]
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organization Network for Good, said donors are not experiencing disaster fatigue.
And now is not the time for an outbreak of disaster fatigue.

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