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com·pas·sion·ate

 (kəm-păsh′ə-nĭt)
adj.
1. Feeling or showing compassion; sympathetic.
2. Granted to an individual because of an emergency or other unusual circumstances: compassionate military leave.
tr.v. (-nāt′) com·pas·sion·at·ed, com·pas·sion·at·ing, com·pas·sion·ates
To pity.

com·pas′sion·ate·ly adv.
com·pas′sion·ate·ness n.
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compassionate

(kəmˈpæʃənət)
adj
1. showing or having compassion
2. compassionate leave leave granted, esp to a serviceman, on the grounds of bereavement, family illness, etc
comˈpassionately adv
comˈpassionateness n
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com•pas•sion•ate

(adj. kəmˈpæʃ ə nɪt; v. -ˌneɪt)

adj., v. -at•ed, -at•ing. adj.
1. having or showing compassion; sympathetic: a compassionate letter.
2. granted in an emergency: compassionate military leave to attend a funeral.
v.t.
3. to have compassion for; pity.
[1580–90]
com•pas′sion•ate•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.compassionate - share the suffering of
grieve, sorrow - feel grief
commiserate, sympathise, sympathize - to feel or express sympathy or compassion
care - feel concern or interest; "I really care about my work"; "I don't care"
Adj.1.compassionate - showing or having compassion; "heard the soft and compassionate voices of women"
humane - marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering
merciful - showing or giving mercy; "sought merciful treatment for the captives"; "a merciful god"
sympathetic - expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward; "sympathetic to the students' cause"; "a sympathetic observer"; "a sympathetic gesture"
uncompassionate - lacking compassion or feeling for others; "nor silver-shedding tears could penetrate her uncompassionate sire"- Shakespeare
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compassionate

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compassionate

adjective
1. Feeling or expressing pity:
Archaic: piteous, pitiful.
2. Concerned with human welfare and the alleviation of suffering:
verb
To experience or express compassion:
Idioms: be sorry, have pity.
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Translations
شَفيق، مُشْفِق
soucitný
medfølende
samúîarfullur
merhametlişefkatli

compassionate

[kəmˈpæʃənɪt]
A. ADJ [person] → compasivo
on compassionate groundspor compasión
B. CPD compassionate leave Npermiso m por motivos familiares
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compassionate

[kəmˈpæʃənət] adj
(= sympathetic, understanding) [person] → compatissant(e)
on compassionate grounds → pour raisons personnelles, pour raisons de famillecompassionate leave ncongé m exceptionnel (pour raisons de famille)
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compassionate

adjmitfühlend, voller Mitgefühl or Mitleid; on compassionate groundsaus familiären Gründen
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compassionate

[kəmˈpæʃənɪt] adj (person) → compassionevole
on compassionate grounds → per motivi personali
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compassion

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

adj compasivo; — use (pharm) uso compasivo
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"Poor bruised and bleeding creature," said the compassionate Traveller, "what misfortune caused you to be so far away from the source of power?"
As he had a compassionate heart he pulled out his needle and thread, and sewed her together.
The patriarch sent me to expostulate the matter with the King, which I did in very warm terms, telling him that we were assured by the Emperor of a reception in this country far different from what we met with, which assurances he had confirmed by his promise and the civilities we were entertained with at our first arrival; but that instead of friends who would compassionate our miseries, and supply our necessities, we found ourselves in the midst of mortal enemies that wanted to destroy us.
Are mostly hard of heart; not so am I; For mine is tender, soft, compassionate, And its delight is doing good to all.
There was one other event in the memorable past on which he preserved the same compassionate silence.
If he be compassionate towards the afflictions of others, it shows that his heart is like the noble tree, that is wounded itself, when it gives the balm.
My good mother did all that the most compassionate kindness could do (in her position) to comfort me.
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But, since the legislative act of 1850, when she heard, with perfect surprise and consternation, Christian and humane people actually recommending the remanding escaped fugitives into slavery, as a duty binding on good citizens,--when she heard, on all hands, from kind, compassionate and estimable people, in the free states of the North, deliberations and discussions as to what Christian duty could be on this head,--she could only think, These men and Christians cannot know what slavery is; if they did, such a question could never be open for discussion.