compassion

(redirected from compassions)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

com·pas·sion

 (kəm-păsh′ən)
n.
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.

compassion

(kəmˈpæʃən)
n
a feeling of distress and pity for the suffering or misfortune of another, often including the desire to alleviate it
[C14: from Old French, from Late Latin compassiō fellow feeling, from compatī to suffer with, from Latin com- with + patī to bear, suffer]

com•pas•sion

(kəmˈpæʃ ən)

n.
a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for someone struck by misfortune, accompanied by a desire to alleviate the suffering; mercy.
[1300–50; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin compassiō < compat(ī) (see compatible)]
syn: See sympathy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.compassion - a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's sufferingcompassion - a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
heartstrings - your deepest feelings of love and compassion; "many adoption cases tug at the heartstrings"
fellow feeling, sympathy - sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
tenderheartedness, tenderness - warm compassionate feelings
mercifulness, mercy - the feeling that motivates compassion
2.compassion - the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it
mercifulness, mercy - a disposition to be kind and forgiving; "in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband"

compassion

compassion

noun
Sympathetic, sad concern for someone in misfortune:
Translations
شَفَقَه، حُنُو
soucitsoustrastslitování
medfølelsemedlidenhed
אמפתיהחמלה
samúî
gailestis
līdzjūtība
deernismedelijden

compassion

[kəmˈpæʃən] Ncompasión f
to have compassion for sth/for or on sbtener compasión por or de algo/algn, compadecerse de algo/algn
to feel compassion for sbsentir compasión por or de algn
to move sb to compassionmover a algn a la compasión

compassion

[kəmˈpæʃən] ncompassion f, sensibilité f

compassion

nMitgefühl nt, → Mitleid nt(for mit); (esp Bibl) → Erbarmen nt(on, for mit)

compassion

[kəmˈpæʃn] ncompassione f

compassion

(kəmˈpӕʃən) noun
sorrow or pity for the sufferings of another person.
comˈpassionate (-nət) adjective

compassion

n. compasión, lástima.

compassion

n compasión f
References in classic literature ?
For such was the compassion which inhabited Mr Allworthy's mind, that nothing but the steel of justice could ever subdue it.
AN Unworthy Man who had laughed at the woes of a Woman whom he loved, was bewailing his indiscretion in sack-cloth-of-gold and ashes-of-roses, when the Angel of Compassion looked down upon him, saying:
Let your compassion be moved, and do not disdain me.
He had compassion on it, and taking it up, placed it in his bosom.
In truth I must acknowledge that, with all the disadvantages of this humble parsonage, I should not think anyone abiding in it an object of compassion, while they are sharers of our intimacy at Rosings.
Whenever she went out -- and compassion for her misadventure made her friends eager to entertain her -- she bore a demeanour that was perfect.
He threw himself, therefore, into the love for his little Jehan with the passion of a character already profound, ardent, concentrated; that poor frail creature, pretty, fair- haired, rosy, and curly,--that orphan with another orphan for his only support, touched him to the bottom of his heart; and grave thinker as he was, he set to meditating upon Jehan with an infinite compassion.