compassion

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin compassio (sympathy), from compati, past participle compassus (to suffer together with), from Latin com- (together) + pati (to suffer); see passion.

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compassion (uncountable)

  1. Deep awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the wish to relieve it

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compassion (third-person singular simple present compassions, present participle compassioning, simple past and past participle compassioned)

  1. (obsolete) To pity.
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compassion f (plural compassions)

  1. compassion, pity
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