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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·pas·sion /kəmˈpæʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pas·sion n.  Literally, suffering with another; a sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration.
    Womanly ingenuity set to work by womanly compassion.   --Macaulay.
 Syn: -- Pity; sympathy; commiseration; fellow-feeling; mercy; condolence. See Pity.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pas·sion, v. t. To pity. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
           [syn: compassionateness]
      2: the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others
         and wanting to do something about it [syn: pity]