Associations to the word «Compassion»

Wiktionary

COMPASSION, noun. Deep awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the wish to relieve it
COMPASSION, verb. (obsolete) To pity.
COMPASSION FATIGUE, noun. Exhaustion of the capacity to react with sympathy to another's misfortune owing to one's overexposure to previous misfortunes.

Dictionary definition

COMPASSION, noun. A deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering.
COMPASSION, noun. The humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it.

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley