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Synonyms for compassion

Synonyms for compassion

sympathetic, sad concern for someone in misfortune

Synonyms for compassion

a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering

the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it


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I was partly urged by curiosity, and compassion confirmed my resolution.
If you knew all my story," she pleaded, "you would have some compassion for me and a better understanding of me.
Luscinda in her feebleness was on the point of falling to the ground when Don Fernando released her, but Cardenio, who stood near, having retreated behind Don Fernando to escape recognition, casting fear aside and regardless of what might happen, ran forward to support her, and said as he clasped her in his arms, "If Heaven in its compassion is willing to let thee rest at last, mistress of my heart, true, constant, and fair, nowhere canst thou rest more safely than in these arms that now receive thee, and received thee before when fortune permitted me to call thee mine.
He directed at him glances of respectful compassion.
Stevie gave glances of reverential compassion to his brother-in- law.
She avoided the looks of them all, could neither eat nor speak, and after some time, on her mother's silently pressing her hand with tender compassion, her small degree of fortitude was quite overcome, she burst into tears and left the room.
I will not speak again," said Chateau-Renaud; "pray have compassion upon me, and do not take up every word I say.
Cowart, an assistant state's attorney who works in the juvenile division, said a judge can have compassion for victims -- and defendants -- without being lenient.
Indeed, compassion is the opposite of a zero-sum game in which there are winners and losers.
Senator Grace Poe is encouraging Filipinos to celebrate Christmas with love and compassion for all fellow countrymen, friend or foe.
Objective: To explore the level of and relationship between compassion satisfaction (CS), secondary traumatic stress (STS), and burnout (BO) and to find out significant predictors of compassion satisfaction among rescuers.
Regarding the article "When Compassion Is Lost" (Henson, 2017), I agree compassion fatigue has the potential to become a serious issue in the nursing profession and more research should be dedicated toward this topic.
One of the areas highlighted in the pilot study was the need to include demographic data to determine whether there were any particular trends in the areas of health course chosen, ethnicity, gender or age, and the perceived level of compassion.
Summary: Harmony Foundation calls for International Day of Compassion in Indian icon's name
India, May 15 -- The city of Kozhikode in Kerala with about 38% Muslim population is known as a city of compassion.