['pɪtɪ] or ['pɪti]


(noun.) an unfortunate development; 'it's a pity he couldn't do it'.

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(n.) Piety.

(n.) A feeling for the sufferings or distresses of another or others; sympathy with the grief or misery of another; compassion; fellow-feeling; commiseration.

(n.) A reason or cause of pity, grief, or regret; a thing to be regretted.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) To move to pity; -- used impersonally.

(v. i.) To be compassionate; to show pity.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

n. Compassion, commiseration, sympathy, fellow-feeling, bowels of compassion, melting mood.

v. a. Commiserate, compassionate, sympathize with, feel for, have pity or compassion for, feel sorry for, condole with.

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Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Mercy, compassion, tenderness, commiseration, ruth, sympathy, condolence

ANT:Cruelty, hardheartedness, relentlessness, pitilessness, ruthlessness

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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.

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Unserious Contents or Definition

n. A failing sense of exemption inspired by contrast.

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Unserious Contents or Definition

An emotion awakened in a man's mind when he beholds the children of a woman who might have married him instead.

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