[adjective kuh m-pash-uh-nit; verb kuh m-pash-uh-neyt]
- Archaic. to pity or have compassion for.
Origin of compassionate
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1. pitying, sympathizing, sympathetic, tender.
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Examples from the Web for uncompassionately
"To us possibly a good deal more," retorted the lieutenant, uncompassionately.
- showing or having compassion
- compassionate leave leave granted, esp to a serviceman, on the grounds of bereavement, family illness, etc
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Word Origin and History for uncompassionately
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