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Definition of pitty

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1. pity [ n ] a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
Examples: "the blind are too often objects of pity"

Used in print:

(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 of

Used 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"

Used in print:

(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 it

Synonyms compassion pity Related Terms mercifulness feel_for

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