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pity

pit·y

pity

 
 
pronunciation:
pI ti
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: pities
definition 1: sympathy or sorrow caused by another's pain, bad luck, or suffering.
She has such pity for her sick friend.
synonyms:
compassion, sympathy
antonyms:
cruelty
similar words:
comfort, consideration
definition 2: that which is a cause for sorrow or regret.
It's a pity that he lost his job.
synonyms:
shame
antonyms:
blessing
similar words:
disgrace, sorrow
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: pitied, pities, pitying
definition: to feel or show sympathy for.
I pity those people who do not have a warm place to sleep at night.
synonyms:
feel
similar words:
comfort, console
derivation: pityingly (adv.)
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