noun, plural pit·ies.
verb (used with object), pit·ied, pit·y·ing.
verb (used without object), pit·ied, pit·y·ing.
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Idioms for pity
Origin of pity
synonym study for pity
OTHER WORDS FROM pityout·pit·y, verb (used with object), out·pit·ied, out·pit·y·ing.un·pit·ied, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for pity
I shifted from self-pity to self-love in seeking elder women.
I pity those poor lockjawed souls who only know skiing from slopeside mansions and martini bars.
It’s almost as if he does not think politics is performance art for self-pitying cultists.The elites who think MAGA voters are rubes: Republicans|Jennifer Rubin|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
To his peers, he's an all-star eccentric who is pitied or clucked over protectively as often as he is envied.
What greater pleasure could an emotionally-needy speechwriter know than to be pitied by the most powerful person on earth?The Funniest WHCD Speech Bill Clinton Never Delivered|Mark Katz|April 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She pitied him, and proved it by her distress at the death of his little boy Origen.Dariel|R. D. Blackmore
No, he could not believe it a bad house; not such a house as a man was to be pitied for having.Emma|Jane Austen
He pitied the poor cattle still fighting famine and frost as only range-bred stock can fight.The Lure of the Dim Trails|by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower
A common cause of a butler's ruin, and for which he is much to be pitied, is his having married unfortunately.Some Private Views|James Payn
It was an unhappy family, the head of which was perhaps the most to be pitied.History of the Expedition to Russia|Count Philip de Segur
British Dictionary definitions for pity
noun plural pities
verb pities, pitying or pitied
Derived forms of pitypitying, adjectivepityingly, adverb
Word Origin for pity
Idioms and Phrases with pity
see for one's (pity's) sake; take pity on.