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Compassion 1100 Words You Need Week 36 Day 2

Compassion 1100 Words You Need Week 36 Day 2

Compassion 1100 Words You Need Week 36 Day 2

/kəmˈpæʃ.ən/ (noun)

a strong feeling of kindness and sympathy to others who are in trouble, sympathetic concern and pity for the sufferings of others, empathy, sympathy, fellow feeling, care, solicitude, sensitivity, love, tenderness, mercy, kindness, humanity, consideration, kindheartedness, benevolence

Sympathy or compassion is feeling for the other person, empathy is experiencing what they experience, as if you were that person, albeit through the imagination.
As our page on Compassion argues, however, there has come to be an element of action in the use of the word compassion which is lacking from sympathy or empathy.

A feeling of compassion, then, usually results in some action, perhaps donating money or time. Sympathy tends to begin and end with fellow-feeling, or ‘expressing your sympathy’.

Source: https://www.skillsyouneed.com/

Antonyms: coldness, compassionless

Adjective: compassionate

Adverb: compassionately


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