Synonyms for compassion
- fellow feeling
Antonyms for compassion
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPASSION
We shall reflect the compassion that is so much a part of your makeup.
Yet compassion is the work of a nation, not just a government.
Her mother was looking at her with a serene comprehension and compassion.
She listened to him, silent, overcome with compassion, yet very happy withal.
All this time I was the envy of my acquaintance; but I was more deserving of their compassion.
Oh, Rima, child of the woman I saved from death, have you no compassion?
"You really did hurt it," said Mr. Beaumont, in a tone of compassion.
But when he came to the foot of the linden-tree his anger was changed to compassion.
Dr. X—— looked at her with a mixture of astonishment and Compassion.
Her heart was touched with compassion, and she said, "This is one of the Hebrew children."
mid-14c., from Old French compassion "sympathy, pity" (12c.), from Late Latin compassionem (nominative compassio) "sympathy," noun of state from past participle stem of compati "to feel pity," from com- "together" (see com-) + pati "to suffer" (see passion).
Latin compassio is an ecclesiastical loan-translation of Greek sympatheia (see sympathy). An Old English loan-translation of compassion was efenðrowung.