1. compassion

noun. ['kəmˈpæʃən'] a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering.


  • compassionateness
  • tenderheartedness
  • heartstrings
  • tenderness
  • fellow feeling
  • mercifulness
  • sympathy


  • inexorability
  • pitilessness
  • relentlessness
  • inexorableness

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Example sentences of the word compassion

1. Noun, singular or mass
For this you need a high level of compassion and empathy.

Quotes containing the word compassion

1. Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
- Dalai Lama

2. Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom.
- Rumi

3. Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really isn't fiction at all.
- Theodore Sturgeon

2. compassion

noun. ['kəmˈpæʃən'] the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it.


  • mercifulness
  • pity


  • inhumaneness
  • hate
  • unconcern