Synonyms and Antonyms of compassion
1 sorrow or the capacity to feel sorrow for another's suffering or misfortune <treats the homeless with great compassion> Synonyms commiseration, sympathy, feelingRelated Words condolence, regret; humaneness, humanity, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindness, mercy, pity, ruth, softheartedness, warmheartedness; affinity, empathy, rapport, sensitivity, understanding; altruism, benevolence, benignity, bigheartedness, charity, generosity, goodwill, humanitarianism, largeheartedness, largesse (also largess), magnanimity, philanthropyNear Antonyms indifference, insensitivity, unconcern; cruelty, harshness, inhumanity; animosity, antipathy, dislike, hatred, hostilityAntonyms callousness, coldheartedness, hard-heartedness, heartlessness
2 the capacity for feeling for another's unhappiness or misfortune <has no compassion for people who squander their money> Synonyms bigheartedness, charity, commiseration, heart, feeling, good-heartedness, humanity, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindness, largeheartedness, mercy, pity, ruth, softheartedness, sympathy, warmheartednessRelated Words feelings, responsiveness, sensibility, sensitivity; affection, love, regard; affinity, empathy, rapport; altruism, benevolence, benignancy, benignity, generosity, goodwill, humaneness, humanism, humanitarianism, philanthropyNear Antonyms callousness, coldness, disinterest, indifference, unconcern; cruelty, harshness; animosity, antipathy, dislike, hatred, hostilityAntonyms coldheartedness, hard-heartedness, inhumanity, inhumanness, mercilessness, pitilessness
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