|Compassion (Com*pas"sion) (?), n.
[F., fr. L. compassio, fr. compati to have compassion; com- + pati to bear, suffer. See Patient.]
Literally, suffering with another; a sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration. "Womanly igenuity set to work by womanly compassion." Macaulay.
Synonyms -- Pity; sympathy; commiseration; fellow-feeling; mercy; condolence. See Pity.
Compassion (Com*pas"sion), v. t.
To pity. [Obs.] Shak.
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