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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
pity (noun)
1.
a) sympathetic sorrow for one suffering, distressed, or unhappy
b) capacity to feel pity
2.
something to be regretted - it's a pity you can't go
pity (verb)
transitive verb
intransitive verb
to feel pity for to feel pity
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
pity (noun)
1.
a regrettable or blameworthy act
SYNONIMS:
disgrace, pity, shame, sin
RELATED WORDS:
outrage, scandal
pity (noun)
2.
the capacity for feeling for another's unhappiness or misfortune
SYNONIMS:
bigheartedness, charity, commiseration, compassion, feeling, good-heartedness, humanity, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindness, largeheartedness, mercy, pity, ruth, softheartedness, sympathy, warmheartedness
RELATED WORDS:
feelings, responsiveness, sensibility, sensitivity; affection, love, regard; affinity, empathy, rapport; altruism, benevolence, benignancy, benignity, generosity, goodwill, humaneness, humanism, humanitarianism, philanthropy
NEAR ANTONYMS:
callousness, coldness, disinterest, indifference, unconcern; cruelty, harshness; animosity, antipathy, dislike, hatred, hostility
coldheartedness, hard-heartedness, inhumanity, inhumanness, mercilessness, pitilessness
pity (verb)
to have sympathy for
SYNONIMS:
ache (for), bleed (for), commiserate (with), compassionate, condole (with), feel (for), sympathize (with), yearn (over)
RELATED WORDS:
care (for); grieve (for), sorrow (for); love; empathize (with), identify (with); tolerate, understand
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook; dislike, hate, scorn
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