- Word History, Word Explorer
|part of speech:
||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.
- heart, kindness, mercy, pity, sympathy, tenderness, understanding
- cruelty, heartlessness
- similar words:
- charity, humanity
||consideration, feeling, goodness, mercy, understanding
comes from a Latin word that means "to suffer with another."