惻隱之心

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Chinese[edit]

to be sympathetic; to be empathetic; to feel compassion 's; him/her/it; this heart; mind
trad. (惻隱之心) 惻隱
simp. (恻隐之心) 恻隐

Etymology[edit]

From the book Mengzi; see the quotes below.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

惻隱之心

  1. feeling of compassion; heart of sympathy

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (惻隱之心):
  • Korean: 측은지심 (惻隱之心, cheugeunjisim)