Meaning of “compassion” in the English Dictionary

"compassion" in British English

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compassionnoun [ U ]

uk /kəmˈpæʃ.ən/ us /kəmˈpæʃ.ən/ approving

a strong feeling of sympathy and sadness for the suffering or bad luck of others and a wish to help them:

I was hoping she might show a little compassion.

(Definition of “compassion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"compassion" in American English

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compassionnoun [ U ]

us /kəmˈpæʃ·ən/

a strong feeling of sympathy and sadness for other people’s suffering or bad luck and a desire to help

compassionate
adjective us /kəmˈpæʃ·ə·nət/

a compassionate man

(Definition of “compassion” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)