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kəmˈpæʃ ə nɪt; -ˌneɪtcom·pas·sion·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compassionateverb

    showing or having compassion

    "heard the soft and compassionate voices of women"

  2. feel for, pity, compassionate, condole with, sympathize withverb

    share the suffering of


  1. compassionateverb

    To feel compassion for; to pity, feel sorry for.

    Etymology: A pseudo-Latin form of compassioné, past participle of compassionner.

  2. compassionateadjective

    having, feeling of showing compassion; sympathetic

    Etymology: A pseudo-Latin form of compassioné, past participle of compassionner.

  3. compassionateadjective

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

    Etymology: A pseudo-Latin form of compassioné, past participle of compassionner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compassionateadjective

    having a temper or disposition to pity; sympathetic; merciful

  2. Compassionateadjective

    complaining; inviting pity; pitiable

  3. Compassionateverb

    to have compassion for; to pity; to commiserate; to sympathize with

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compassionate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compassionate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of compassionate in a Sentence

  1. Joe Exotic:

    Please ask President Biden to make history and sign every pardon on his desk and every compassionate release at the beginning of this term, not at the end.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Child! Turn your face to the light, to the science, to the reason, to the truth, to the peace! Child! Be modern, be compassionate, be individual, and be independent! Child! Don’t be the man of anyone or any system, don’t believe in any religious stories, and don’t ever be silent against any oppressor! Child, turn your face to the light and walk towards the light!

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    To be always right, be compassionate and kind.

  4. Serina Rides:

    My son is so special and so loved and everyone loved him, he's so compassionate and caring, so caring about everyone.

  5. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    A compassionate government keeps faith with the trust of the people and cherishes the future of their children.

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    incapable of being atoned for
    • A. inexpiable
    • B. bibulous
    • C. ostensive
    • D. currish

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