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Pity meaning

pity - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. Piety.
  2. 2. A feeling for the sufferings or distresses of another or others; sympathy with the grief or misery of another; compassion; fellow- feeling; commiseration.
  3. 3. A reason or cause of pity, grief, or regret; a thing to be regretted.
  4. 4. To feel pity or compassion for; to have sympathy with; to compassionate; to commiserate; to have tender feelings toward ( any one), awakened by a knowledge of suffering.
  5. 5. To be compassionate; to show pity.
  6. 6. To move to pity; - used impersonally.
  7. 7. Sympathy with suffering; a subject of pity or regret.
  8. 8. To sympathize with.

pity - examples of usage

  1. We might like him better, or pity him more, than either of us would desire.
  2. I pity them; my whole heart is with those poor men." - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  3. The girl was carried away by her pity. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
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