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pity

pit·y

pity

 
pronunciation:
pI ti
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
take pity on, have pity on
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part of speech: noun
inflections: pities
definition 1: compassion, sympathy, or unhappiness caused by another's pain, bad luck, or suffering.
synonyms:
commiseration, compassion, sympathy
antonyms:
cruelty
similar words:
comfort, condolence, consideration, consolation
definition 2: that which is a cause for sorrow or regret.
It's a pity that he was fired.
synonyms:
shame
antonyms:
blessing
similar words:
disgrace, sorrow
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pitied, pities, pitying
definition: to feel or show compassion or sympathy for.
synonyms:
commiserate, feel
similar words:
comfort, console, solace
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to feel or show compassion or sympathy.
synonyms:
commiserate, condole, feel, sympathize
similar words:
lament
phrase: take pity on
phrase: have pity on
derivation: pityingly (adv.)
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