compassion collocations and examples

 UK /kəmˈpæʃ(ə)n/

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Adjectives frequently used with compassion
great: deep, great, immense, profoundAnger directed toward persons who display great compassion is destructive.real: genuine, heartfelt, real, sincereHer face seemed full of genuine compassion.natural: human, naturalIt is an exquisitely crafted, touching tale of human compassion.
Verbs frequently used with compassion
show compassion: demonstrate, display, exhibit, express, showDoes a person need to be religious to show compassion?feel compassion: be filled with, feel, haveYou could not help but feel compassion for the victim.lack compassion: lackNo one will ever accuse you of lacking human compassion.make someone feel compassion: arouse, exciteHe did not look sufficiently ill to excite our compassion.
Nouns + of frequently used before compassion
act, feeling, lack, senseShe also has a strongly developed sense of compassion for others.
Other nouns/adjectives/verbs frequently used with compassion
kindness: empathy, forgiveness, generosity, kindness, love, mercy, pity, respectThis requires front-line staff who can demonstrate kindness and compassion.good judgment: justice, understanding, wisdomWisdom, compassion, and fairness have become the poor relations of electoral expediency.
 
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