compassion

noun
ADJECTIVE
deep, great
genuine, true
human
VERB + COMPASSION
be filled with, feel, have

He had compassion for my weakness.

show (sb)
lack
COMPASSION + NOUN
fatigue

In cities where many people beg, citizens quickly develop compassion fatigue.

PREPOSITION
compassion for

He was filled with an overwhelming compassion for his wife.

compassion towards/toward

I felt no compassion towards/toward her.

with compassion

The old people are treated with great compassion.

PHRASES
love and compassion

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • compassion — [ kɔ̃pasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1155; lat. chrét. compassio, de compati « souffrir » → compatir ♦ Littér. Sentiment qui porte à plaindre et partager les maux d autrui. ⇒ apitoiement, commisération, miséricorde; pitié. Avoir de la compassion pour qqn. Cœur… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Compassion — personnifiée : une statue du centre Epcot en Floride La compassion (du latin : cum patior, « je souffre avec » et du grec συμ πἀθεια , sym patheia, sympathie) est une vertu par laquelle un individu est porté à percevoir ou… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • compassion — COMPASSION. s. f. Pitié, commisération, mouvement de l âme qui nous rend sensibles aux maux d autrui. Avoir compassion de la misère d autrui. Avoir pitié et compassion. Avoir de grands sentimens de compassion. Être touché de compassion. Emouvoir… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • COMPASSION — COMPASSION, norm governing the relationship between human beings and also regulating their behavior toward animals. In the Bible The biblical noun raḥamim and the verb raḥam, riḥam, frequently used to denote this behavior, are derived from the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • compassion — Compassion. s. f. v. Pitié, commiseration, mouvement de l ame qui compatit aux maux d autruy. Avoir compassion de la misere d autruy. avoir pitié & compassion. estre touché de compassion …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Compassion — Com*pas sion, n. [F., fr. L. compassio, fr. compati to have compassion; com + pati to bear, suffer. See {Patient}.] Literally, suffering with another; a sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compassion — mid 14c., from O.Fr. compassion sympathy, pity (12c.), from L.L. compassionem (nom. compassio) sympathy, noun of state from pp. stem of compati to feel pity, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + pati to suffer (see PASSION (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • compassion — Compassion, Miseratio. Pitié et compassion qu on a d aucun, Commiseratio. Qui a pitié et compassion de la misere d aucun, et luy aide, Misericors …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Compassion — Com*pas sion, v. t. To pity. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Compassion — (v. lat.), Mitleiden. Daher Compassibel, mitleidend, theilnehmend; Compassibilität, Mitleidenheit …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • compassion — index benevolence (disposition to do good), clemency, condonation, consideration (sympathetic regard), humanity (humaneness), indulgence …   Law dictionary

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