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Definitions of pity

  1. a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others; "the blind are too often objects of pity" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. share the suffering of Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an unfortunate development; "it's a pity he couldn't do it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Misfortune. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Piety. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A feeling for the sufferings or distresses of another or others; sympathy with the grief or misery of another; compassion; fellow-feeling; commiseration. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A reason or cause of pity, grief, or regret; a thing to be regretted. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To be compassionate; to show pity. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To move to pity; - used impersonally. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A feeling of sorrow for the suffering or distress of others; compassion; mercy; a reason for regret or grief. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To sympathize with; to feel sorry for. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Pitied. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Pitying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Sympathy with distress: a subject of pity or grief. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To sympathize with:-pa.t. and pa.p. pitied. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. To feel pity for. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Sympathy with suffering; a subject of pity or regret. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To sympathize with. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. The feeling of grief or pain awakened by the sufferings of others. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Sympathy with misery or pain; compassion; subject of pity; matter of regret. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. To have sympathy for; to commiserate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To be compassionate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. Compassion or sorrow excited by the distress or sufferings of another; fellow suffering or feeling; compassion accompanied with some act of charity; sympathy; a thing to be regretted; a thing to be looked upon as a misfortune, as, “the more is the pity”; used in the plu., as, “it is a thousand pities, that is, it is a thing to be very much regretted. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. To feel pain or grief for one in distress; to compassionate; to be affected with pity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. To move to pity; -- used impersonally. mso.anu.edu.au
  28. pit'i, n. a strong feeling for or with the sufferings of others: sympathy with distress: a cause or source of pity or grief.--v.t. to feel pity with: to sympathise with:--pa.t. and pa.p. pit'ied.--adj. PIT'IABLE, deserving pity: affecting: wretched.--n. PIT'IABLENESS.--adv. PIT'IABLY.--n. PIT'IER, one who pities.--adj. PIT'IFUL, feeling pity: compassionate: exciting pity: sad: despicable.--adv. PIT'IFULLY.--n. PIT'IFULNESS.--adj. PIT'ILESS, without pity: cruel.--adv. PIT'ILESSLY.--n. PIT'ILESSNESS.--adv. PIT'YINGLY, in a pitying manner.--IT PITIETH ME, YOU, THEM, &c. (Pr. Bk.), it causeth pity in me, you, them, &c. [O. Fr. pite (Fr. pitié, It. pietà)--L. pietas, pietatis--pius, pious.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. Feeling of tenderness aroused by person\'s distress or suffering, as cannot help feeling p. for him, felt no p. for him, in p. of his fate; take p. on, feel or act compassionately towards; (as form of entreaty) for p.\'s sake; regrettable fact, ground for regret, as what a p. !, more\'s the p. (so much the worse), it is a thousand pp. you did not mention it, (archaic) it is or was p. of them, one feels sorry for them; (v.t.) feel (often contemptuous) p. for, as he is much to be pitied, I p. you if you think that. Hence pityingly adv. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. n. [French, Italian, Latin] The feeling or suffering of one person excited by the distresses of another;—cause of grief; thing to be regretted;—a call for pity; compassion; commiseration; condolence; sympathy; fellows offering; fellow-feeling. Cabinet Dictionary

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