Roget category 9146. Words relating to the sentient and moral
› 6.3. Sympathetic affections
›› 6.3.3. Special sympathetic affections
of compassion —
melting mood — argumentum ad misericordiam [Lat.], quarter, grace, locus paenitentiae [Lat.].
sympathizer — advocate, friend, partisan, patron, wellwisher.
be sorry for,
yearn for —
enter into the feelings of.
forbear, relent, relax, give quarter, wipe the tears, parcere subjectis [Lat.], give a coup de gr=ace, put out of one's misery.
raise pity, excite pity etc. n. — touch, soften — melt, melt the heart — propitiate, disarm.
ask for mercy etc. v. — supplicate etc. (request) 765 — cry for quarter, beg one's life, kneel — deprecate.
merciful, clement, ruthful — humane — humanitarian etc. (philanthropic) 910 — tender, tender hearted, tender as a chicken — soft, soft hearted — unhardened† — lenient etc. 740 — exorable†, forbearing — melting etc. v. — weak.
for pity's sake!,
cry you mercy!,
God help you!,
quis talia fando temperet a lachrymiss! [Lat.]"
one's heart bleeding for —
haud ignara mali miseris succurrere disco [Lat.]
a fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind —"
onor di bocca assai giova e poco costa [It]
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