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compassionate

adjective
     
com‧pas‧sion‧ate
feeling sympathy for people who are suffering:
a caring, compassionate man
I allowed him to go home on compassionate grounds.
One measure of a civilized and compassionate society is how well it treats its prison population.
compassionately adverb
WORD FOCUS: kind WORD FOCUS: kind
similar words: nice, considerate, thoughtful, sympathetic, benevolent, compassionate, gentle


See also
kind

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