I'm looking for a word that describes making a passionate expression of how sorry you feel for someone.
A bit like "sanctimonious" means making a big show of how moral you are.
Or "outrage" is a passionate display of anger or disapproval.
I'm looking for similar to express compassion or pity in an exaggerated or passionate way.
For example: "as a display of his [extreme compassion] Bob wept when discussing the plight of the victims"