compassionate [ adjective k uh m- pash- uh-nit; verb k uh m- pash- uh-neyt] Synonyms Examples Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com having or showing compassion: a compassionate person; a compassionate letter. granted in an emergency: compassionate military leave granted to attend a funeral. . Obsolete pitiable. verb (used with object), com·pas·sion·at·ed, com·pas·sion·at·ing. . Archaic to pity or have compassion for. Related forms com·pas·sion·ate·ly, adverb com·pas·sion·ate·ness, noun un·com·pas·sion·ate, adjective un·com·pas·sion·ate·ly, adverb un·com·pas·sion·ate·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for uncompassionate Historical Examples He is almoner to the uncompassionate, who but for him would give no alms. Karl Karl'itch, on the contrary, was the personification of uncompassionate, inflexible law. Russia
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British Dictionary definitions for uncompassionate showing or having compassion compassionate leave leave granted, esp to a serviceman, on the grounds of bereavement, family illness, etc Derived Forms compassionately, adverb compassionateness, noun
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Word Origin and History for uncompassionate compassionate adj.
compassion + -ate (1). Related: Compassionately. Phrase compassionate conservatism in American political language recorded by 1992, popularized, if not coined, by Marvin Olasky, University of Texas at Austin instructor.
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