compassion Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “compassion” in the English Dictionary

"compassion" in British English

See all translations

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

See all translations

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)
Translations of “compassion”
in Korean 연민, 동정…
in Arabic رَحمة, حَنان…
in Malaysian belas kasihan…
in French compassion…
in Russian сострадание, сочувствие…
in Chinese (Traditional) 同情,憐憫,惻隱之心…
in Italian compassione…
in Turkish şefkat, merhamet, sevecenlik…
in Polish współczucie…
in Spanish compasión…
in Vietnamese lòng thương…
in Portuguese compaixão…
in Thai ความเห็นใจ…
in German das Mitleid…
in Catalan compassió…
in Japanese 思いやり…
in Chinese (Simplified) 同情,怜悯,恻隐之心…
in Indonesian belas kasihan…
What is the pronunciation of compassion?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“compassion” in American English

More meanings of “compassion”

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
by ,
May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

Read More 

Word of the Day

shade

to prevent direct light from shining on something

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More