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Deep awareness of the suffering of another accompanied by the wish to relieve it. See Synonyms at pity.

[Middle English compassioun, from Late Latin compassiō, compassiōn-, from compassus, past participle of compatī, to sympathize : Latin com-, com- + Latin patī, to suffer; see pē(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

com·pas′sion·less adj.


having no compassion
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To be insensitive to the misery of families short-changed by this Tory Government is the compassionless Conservatism of a rich Chancer of the Exchequer who cares little for hardworking strivers.
It is a response that mocks his compassionless and impractical knee-jerk politics.
The internet can be a wonderful thing, but not when there's a compassionless fool with a camera who thinks every heartbreak is just another hashtag.
I am not, or not only, talking about right-wing contempt for the poor, although the dominance of compassionless conservatism is a sight to behold.
Yet come the denouement, the audience was left feeling sorry for him - with the realisation he'd been raised and brainwashed to become a cold, compassionless killer by the Network (the aforementioned shadowy organisation) since the day he was born.
has ever been more nasty, mean-spirited, compassionless and extreme than it was under Margaret Thatcher.
The trouble with webs is it's all spiders and flies, They suck your blood 'til your heart dries, Another platform for the lies, Compassionless grid that crucifies and calcifies.
applied to refugees from Darfur and other African disaster areas (Weiss 2007), and evoked to reproach the compassionless nature of modern market economy (R.
Winter, former assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance for the US Agency for the International Development and former Special representative of the US deputy Secretary of State for Sudan, writing in the Mediterranean Quarterly in 2007 said the following extracts from his article about the NCP: "Sudan's NCP is controlled by an intellectually capable, radically committed, conspiratorial, compassionless nucleus of individuals, long referred to as National Islamic Front (NIF).
ff, abandonatamente) The callous heartless heedless reckless cheerless shameless ape, The ruthless clueless senseless restraintless compassionless merciless ape, The taking-it-all-for-me self-absorbed always-playing-the-victim innocence-claiming never-reflecting sanctimonious double-tongued ape: