Definition of Compassionateness

1. Noun. A deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering.

Exact synonyms: Compassion
Specialized synonyms: Heartstrings, Tenderheartedness, Tenderness, Mercifulness, Mercy
Generic synonyms: Fellow Feeling, Sympathy
Derivative terms: Compassionate, Compassionate

Definition of Compassionateness

1. n. The quality or state of being compassionate.

Definition of Compassionateness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being compassionate. ¹

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Literary usage of Compassionateness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A homiletical commentary on the Books of Kings by George Barlow (1885)
"This gentle phenomenon suggested, in contrast, the tenderness and compassionateness of God towards His people. Verse 13. Wrapped his face in his mantle—As ..."

2. The Works of John Owen by John Owen (1826)
"Yea, we have both here together, tender compassionateness and assistance. The whole frame wherein he is here described, is aq frame of the greatest r ..."

3. Three Counsels of the Divine Master for the Conduct of the Spiritual Life by Edward Meyrick Goulburn (1888)
"The secret of true compassionateness towards man is to have God's pardoning love to ourselves shed abroad in our hearts. This will open the heart to the ..."

4. The Spiritual Principle of the Atonement: As a Satisfaction Made to God for by John Scott Lidgett (1898)
"His compassionateness in its depth and universality, both as embracing all men ... Too often, perhaps, His Fatherhood and His compassionateness have been ..."

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