Meaning of “compassionate” in the English Dictionary

"compassionate" in British English

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compassionateadjective

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

showing compassion:

The public's response to the crisis appeal was generous and compassionate.
compassionately
adverb uk /kəmˈpæʃ.ən.ət.li/ us /kəmˈpæʃ.ən.ət.li/

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