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73 in 71 verses (in OT : 58 in 57 verses) (in NT : 15 in 14 verses)


compassionn. [F., fr. L. compassio, fr. compati to have compassion; com- + pati to bear, suffer. See Patient.].
     Literally, suffering with another; a sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration.  [1913 Webster]
    "Womanly ingenuity set to work by womanly compassion."
Syn. -- Pity; sympathy; commiseration; fellow-feeling; mercy; condolence. See Pity.
compassionv. t. 
     To pity.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]


compassion, n. pity inclining one to help or be merciful.

ME f. OF f. eccl.L compassio -onis f. compati (as COM-, pati pass- suffer)



acceptance, affectionateness, benevolence, benignancy, benignity, brotherhood, charity, clemency, clementness, commiseration, condolence, easiness, easygoingness, empathy, favor, feeling, feeling of kinship, fellow feeling, forbearance, forbearing, forgiveness, fraternal feeling, gentleness, goodness, goodness of heart, grace, graciousness, heart of gold, humaneness, humanity, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindly disposition, kindness, laxness, lenience, leniency, lenientness, lenity, loving kindness, mercifulness, mercy, mildness, mitigation, moderateness, niceness, pardon, pathos, patience, pity, quarter, relief, reprieve, rue, ruth, self-pity, softheartedness, softness, soul of kindness, sympathy, tenderheartedness, tenderness, tolerance, warmheartedness, warmth, warmth of heart




N lenity, lenience, leniency, moderation, tolerance, toleration, mildness, gentleness, favor, indulgence, indulgency, clemency, mercy, forbearance, quarter, compassion, lenient, mild, mild as milk, gentle, soft, tolerant, indulgent, easy-going, clement, forbearing, long-suffering.


N pity, compassion, commiseration, bowels, of compassion, sympathy, fellow-feeling, tenderness, yearning, forbearance, humanity, mercy, clemency, leniency, charity, ruth, long- suffering, melting mood, argumentum ad misericordiam, quarter, grace, locus paenitentiae, sympathizer, advocate, friend, partisan, patron, wellwisher, pitying, pitiful, compassionate, sympathetic, touched, merciful, clement, ruthful, humane, humanitarian, tender, tender hearted, tender as a chicken, soft, soft hearted, unhardened, lenient, exorable, forbearing, melting, weak, Int, for pity's sake!, mercy!, have mercy!, cry you mercy!, God help you!, poor thing!, poor dear!, poor fellow!, woe betide!, quis talia fando temperet a lachrymiss!, one's heart bleeding for, haud ignara mali miseris succurrere disco, a fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind, onor di bocca assai giova e poco costa.

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