compassionate


1com·pas·sion·ate

adjective \kəm-ˈpa-sh(ə-)nət\

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

Full Definition of COMPASSIONATE

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

First Known Use of COMPASSIONATE

1579

2com·pas·sion·ate

verb \-ˈpa-shə-ˌnāt\
com·pas·sion·at·edcom·pas·sion·at·ing

Definition of COMPASSIONATE

transitive verb
:  pity

Examples of COMPASSIONATE

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

First Known Use of COMPASSIONATE

1592

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