Compassionate meaning

kəm-păshə-nĭt
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.

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Feeling or showing compassion; sympathetic.
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(archaic) To feel compassion for; to pity, feel sorry for.
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Having, feeling or showing compassion; sympathetic.
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Feeling or showing compassion; sympathizing deeply; pitying.
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To pity.
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Granted to an individual because of an emergency or other unusual circumstances.

Compassionate military leave.

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To pity.
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Of a leave, given to someone because of a domestic emergency.

Compassionate leave.

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Origin of compassionate

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

    From Wiktionary