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.
1590s, from un- (1) "not" + compassionate.
1580s, from 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.