Compassionate

Definition of 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.
v. t.1.To have compassion for; to pity; to commiserate; to sympathize with.
[imp. & p. p. Compassionated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Compassionating .]
Compassionates my pains, and pities me.
- Addison.

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