Definition of pitty
1. pity [ n ] a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
Examples: "the blind are too often objects of pity"
(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)
He felt the sweetness of pity flood through him , veining his very flesh .
In the pity for them his loneliness was gone .Synonyms pity commiseration pathos ruth Related Terms sympathy feel_for
2. pity [ v ] share the suffering ofUsed in print:
(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
`` Wherefore also He [ God ] drove him [ man ] out of Paradise , and removed him far from the tree of life , not because He envied him the tree of life , as some venture to assert , but because He pitied him , [ and did not desire ] that he should continue a sinner for ever , nor that the sin which surrounded him should be immortal , and evil interminable and irremediable .
(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)
Resolved that his wrongs and bereavements in Kansas , occasioned by the violence and brutality of those who were intent_on the propagation of slavery in that territory , call_for a charitable judgment upon his recent efforts in Virginia to undermine the despotism from which he had suffered , and commend his family to the special sympathy and aid of all who pity suffering and reverence justice .Synonyms pity sympathize_with feel_for condole_with compassionate Related Terms grieve care commiserate compassion
3. pity [ n ] an unfortunate development
Examples: "it's a pity he couldn't do it"
(Dell Shannon, The Ace of Spades....)
Yes , well , it 's a pity to spoil your girlish figure - which all those kittens would do anyway - but I think when you 've raised these we 'll just have the vet fix it so there won n't be any more .Synonyms pity shame Related Terms misfortune
4. pity [ n ] the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about itSynonyms compassion pity Related Terms mercifulness feel_for
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