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Synonyms for compassionatekəmˈpæʃ ə nɪt; -ˌneɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compassionate(verb)

    showing or having compassion

    "heard the soft and compassionate voices of women"

    uncompassionate, hardhearted, stonyhearted, unfeeling

  2. feel for, pity, compassionate, condole with, sympathize with(verb)

    share the suffering of

    condole with, feel for, compassionate, sympathize with, pity

    hardhearted, uncompassionate, stonyhearted, unfeeling


  1. compassionate(verb)


  2. compassionate(adjective)

    having, feeling of showing compassion; sympathetic


  3. compassionate(adjective)

    given to someone because of a domestic emergency, especially in the phrase compassionate leave


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. compassionate

    Human denotes what pertains to mankind, with no suggestion as to its being good or evil; as, the human race; human qualities; we speak of human achievements, virtues, or excellences, human follies, vices, or crimes. Humane denotes what may rightly be expected of mankind at its best in the treatment of sentient beings; a humane enterprise or endeavor is one that is intended to prevent or relieve suffering. The humane man will not needlessly inflict pain upon the meanest thing that lives; a merciful man is disposed to withhold or mitigate the suffering even of the guilty. The compassionate man sympathizes with and desires to relieve actual suffering, while one who is humane would forestall and prevent the suffering which he sees to be possible. Compare MERCY; PITIFUL; PITY.

    See synonyms for BARBAROUS.

    benevolent, benignant, charitable, clement, forgiving, gentle, gracious, human, humane, kind, kind-hearted, merciful, pitying, sympathetic, tender, tender-hearted

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. compassionate(a.)

    tender, sympathetic, merciful, benignant, gracious, clement, kind, inclined to pity, full of compassion

  2. compassionate(v. a.)

    pity, commiserate

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