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English noun: pity

1. pity (feeling) a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others


SamplesThe blind are too often objects of pity.


Synonymscommiseration, pathos, ruth


Broader (hypernym)fellow feeling, sympathy

2. pity (event) an unfortunate development


SamplesIt's a pity he couldn't do it.


Synonymsshame


Broader (hypernym)bad luck, misfortune

3. pity (attribute) the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it


Synonymscompassion


Broader (hypernym)mercifulness, mercy


English verb: pity

1. pity (emotion) share the suffering of


ExamplesSam cannot pity Sue


Synonymscompassionate, condole with, feel for, sympathize with


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)grieve, sorrow


Narrower (hyponym)care, commiserate, sympathise, sympathize









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