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compassion

com·pas·sion

compassion

 
 
pronunciation:
km pae shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a feeling of sharing another's suffering that leads to a desire to help.
He was a leader with great compassion for the people of his country.
synonyms:
heart, kindness, mercy, pity, sympathy, tenderness, understanding
antonyms:
cruelty, heartlessness
similar words:
charity, humanity
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Compassion comes from a Latin word that means "to suffer with another."
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