uncompassionate


uncompassionate

adjective

  1. having or showing compassion: a compassionate person; a compassionate letter.
  2. granted in an emergency: compassionate military leave granted to attend a funeral.
  3. Obsolete. pitiable.

verb (used with object), com·pas·sion·at·ed, com·pas·sion·at·ing.

  1. Archaic. to pity or have compassion for.

adjective

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

adj.1590s, from un- (1) “not” + compassionate. adj.1580s, from compassion + -ate (1). Related: Compassionately. Phrase compassionate conservatism in American political language recorded by 1992, popularized, if not coined, by Marvin Olasky, University of Texas at Austin instructor.

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