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compassionate

  

      adj  
1    showing or having compassion  
2    compassionate leave   leave granted, esp. to a serviceman, on the grounds of bereavement, family illness, etc.  
  compassionately      adv  
  compassionateness      n  
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compassionate

  
  
benevolent, charitable, humane, humanitarian, indulgent, kind-hearted, kindly, lenient, merciful, pitying, sympathetic, tender, tender-hearted, understanding  
  
Antonyms     
   callous, harsh, heartless, inhumane, pitiless, uncaring, unfeeling, unmerciful, unsympathetic  

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