V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: sympathy and understanding for others, including a desire to help others

Synonyms: sympathy, empathy, kindness, understanding, mercy, pity, heart

Antonyms: cruelty

Tips: A compassionate (adj.) person has and shows compassion for others. This is another way to say that the person is kind.

Usage Examples:

I was touched by her compassion for others in the face of her own tragedy. (sympathy, kindness)

She is a kind and compassionate person who has given much of her own time and money to helping those less fortunate. (sympathetic, merciful) adjective

His compassion for others seems to be limitless. (kindness, pity, understanding)

We were grateful for their compassion during our time of need. (sympathy, kindness)

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