Compassionate (adjective)

  1. Feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others, especially for those who are suffering.
  2. Having or showing compassion.


Late middle english: from old french compassionat, -ive or late latin compassionat- "suffering with", from the verb compatiri, from com- "together" + pati "suffer".


  1. She was a compassionate person who always tried to help others.
  2. He was a compassionate person who always had a kind word to say.
  3. The doctor was compassionate and understanding.
  4. The nurse was compassionate and caring.
  5. The teacher was compassionate and patient.
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