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1. pity

noun. ['ˈpɪti'] a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others.

Synonyms

  • fellow feeling
  • commiseration
  • pathos
  • sympathy

Antonyms

  • injudiciousness
  • unconcern
  • good fortune
  • strength

Etymology

  • pité (Anglo-Norman)

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Example sentences of the word pity


1. Noun, singular or mass
Push aside guilt or pity when someone is crossing your boundaries.

Quotes containing the word pity


1. Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

2. It's a pity that the tennis is really going down the drain. Every year it's getting worse and worse and worse. There has to be a radical change, and I hope it will be really soon.
- Marat Safin

3. Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.
- Nelson Mandela

2. self-pity

noun. a feeling of sorrow (often self-indulgent) over your own sufferings.

Antonyms

  • happiness

Etymology

  • pity (English)
  • pité (Anglo-Norman)
  • self- (English)

3. pity

verb. ['ˈpɪti'] share the suffering of.

Synonyms

  • sympathize with
  • condole with
  • compassionate
  • sympathize
  • sympathise
  • feel for
  • grieve
  • care
  • commiserate

Antonyms

  • honor
  • inhumaneness
  • inhumanity
  • inexorability

Etymology

  • pité (Anglo-Norman)

4. pity

noun. ['ˈpɪti'] an unfortunate development.

Synonyms

  • bad luck
  • shame

Antonyms

  • uncompassionate
  • inhumane
  • disorganise

Etymology

  • pité (Anglo-Norman)

5. pity

noun. ['ˈpɪti'] the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it.

Synonyms

  • compassion
  • mercifulness

Antonyms

  • happiness
  • joy
  • merciless

Etymology

  • pité (Anglo-Norman)
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