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Dictionary Information: Definition Compassionate
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  Compassionate (Com*pas"sion*ate) (?), a.

1. Having a temper or disposition to pity; sympathetic; merciful. "There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate." South.
2. Complaining; inviting pity; pitiable. [R.] Shak.

Synonyms -- Sympathizing; tender; merciful; pitiful.
Compassionate (Com*pas"sion*ate) (?), v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Compassionated (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Compassionating (#).]

To have compassion for; to pity; to commiserate; to sympathize with. "Compassionates my pains, and pities me." Addison.

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