Definition of compassion noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

compassion

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noun
NAmE//kəmˈpæʃn//
 
[uncountable]compassion (for somebody)
 
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a strong feeling of sympathy for people who are suffering and a desire to help them to feel/show compassion She was known as a hard woman with no compassion, no emotion. In an overworked doctor, feelings of compassion are soon lost.
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