Compassionate Definition

kəm-păshə-nĭt
compassionated, compassionates, compassionating
adjective
Feeling or showing compassion; sympathizing deeply; pitying.
Webster's New World
Granted to an individual because of an emergency or other unusual circumstances.
Compassionate military leave.
American Heritage
The definition of compassionate is someone who shows kindness and empathy to others, or is something or some act that expresses kindness or empathy.
An example of compassionate is a caring nurse.
An example of compassionate is vacation days or leave time given when your parent dies.
YourDictionary
verb
To pity.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
sympathize withcondole withpityfeel-foryearnsympathizefeelcommiserateache

Origin of Compassionate

  • A pseudo-Latin form of French compassioné, past participle of compassionner (“feel sorry for”).

    From Wiktionary

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