how to pronounce compassion


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compassion is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of compassion in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… and still need that compassion that care …”

meanings of compassion


  1. Deep awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the wish to relieve it.


  1. To pity.

compassion frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word compassion occurs in english on average 6.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with compassion


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