Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun compassion

2 senses of compassion

Sense 1
compassion, compassionateness -- (a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering)
       => sympathy, fellow feeling -- (sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish))

Sense 2
compassion, pity -- (the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it)
       => mercifulness, mercy -- (a disposition to be kind and forgiving; "in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband")

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