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benevolent, charitable, humane, humanitarian, indulgent, kind-hearted, kindly, lenient, merciful, pitying, sympathetic, tender, tender-hearted, understanding  
   callous, harsh, heartless, inhumane, pitiless, uncaring, unfeeling, unmerciful, unsympathetic  
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If you describe someone or something as compassionate, you mean that they feel or show pity, sympathy, and understanding for people who are suffering.      adj   usu ADJ n     (approval)    My father was a deeply compassionate man..., She has a wise, compassionate face...     

compassionate leave     
Compassionate leave is time away from your work that your employer allows you for personal reasons, especially when a member of your family dies or is seriously ill.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount  

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