compassion compassion  /kəm ˈpæ ʃən/


  1. (n) a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
  2. (n) the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it



  1. Robert McNamaras nave refusal to accept an agonizing inevitability was related to his compassion.
  2. When a moderate Muslims sense of compassion and conscience collides with matters prescribed by Allah, he should choose compassion.
  3. The father of a girl killed in the 1999 shootings is taking her message of compassion to the corporate world.


  1. Compassion key to dealing with Mom

    Compassion key to dealing with Mom Published Jun 18, 2013 01:01AM MDT Dear Carolyn • Our 24-year-old daughter, “Mary,” is getting married this August. My mother is 84, a hard-core feminist and atheist. She views religion as an oppressor of females, and hates anything to do with church. My two daughters are somewhat religious, and the groom and his family are Protestants. When I told my mother ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  2. Global Compassion Network meeting set

    MASON CITY — A meeting regarding the work of the Global Compassion Network will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, at Rolling Acres Christian Reformed Church, 340 20th St. S.W.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Globe Gazette

  3. District to push compassion-themed art

    Compassion will be a theme next year for all art students in La Crosse public schools.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: La Crosse Tribune

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  1. McCain replied: "I don't think I did anything that any other American wouldn't do and the great honor and privilege of my life was to serve in the company of heroes and to observe a thousand acts of courage and compassion and love."
    on Jun 11, 2008 By: John McCain Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "These misdeeds, which constitute so grave a betrayal of trust, deserve unequivocal condemnation," Benedict told clergy as he dedicated a new altar at St. Mary's Cathedral. "Victims should receive compassion and care, and those responsible...
    on Jul 18, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Bloomberg

  3. He had been received in Tripoli in "an inappropriate manner", Mr MacAskill said. "It showed no compassion or sensitivity to the families of the 270 victims of Lockerbie. Assurances had been given by the Libyan Government that any return would...
    on Aug 24, 2009 By: Kenny MacAskill Source: Times Online

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