Definition of compassionate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

compassionate

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adjective
NAmE//kəmˈpæʃənət//
 
 
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feeling or showing sympathy for people who are suffering Politicians are not usually regarded as warm or compassionate people. He was allowed to go home on compassionate grounds (= because he was suffering).
compassionately
 
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See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: compassionate

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