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compassionate

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adjective com·pas·sion·ate \kəm-ˈpa-sh(ə-)nət\

Simple Definition of compassionate

  • : feeling or showing concern for someone who is sick, hurt, poor, etc. : having or showing compassion

Full Definition of compassionate

  1. 1 :  having or showing compassion :  sympathetic <a compassionate friend> <a compassionate smile>

  2. 2 :  granted because of unusual distressing circumstances affecting an individual —used of some military privileges (as leave)

com·pas·sion·ate·ly adverb
com·pas·sion·ate·ness noun

Examples of compassionate

  1. <a compassionate person by nature>

  2. <a compassionate smile made the refugees feel a little better>



1579

First Known Use of compassionate

1579


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compassionate

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verb com·pas·sion·ate \-ˈpa-shə-ˌnāt\

Definition of compassionate

com·pas·sion·at·edcom·pas·sion·at·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  pity



Examples of compassionate

  1. <a gentle soul who could compassionate even the most reprobate of scoundrels and villains>



1592

First Known Use of compassionate

1592

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COMPASSIONATE Defined for Kids

compassionate

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adjective com·pas·sion·ate \kəm-ˈpa-shə-nət\

Definition of compassionate

  1. :  having or showing pity for and desire to help someone





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