noun, plural pit·ies.
verb (used with object), pit·ied, pit·y·ing.
verb (used without object), pit·ied, pit·y·ing.
Words nearby pity
Idioms for pity
Origin of pity
OTHER WORDS FROM pityout·pit·y, verb (used with object), out·pit·ied, out·pit·y·ing.un·pit·ied, adjective
Examples from the Web for pities
Naturally she pities me for not having this wonderful experience, too.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories|Harry Siegel|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There is not much difference between them, and it is a thousand pities there should be any.The Chainbearer|J. Fenimore Cooper
He looked at me the way Tippy does, as if she pities me so that it breaks her heart.Georgina's Service Stars|Annie Fellows Johnston
A thousand pities her ladyship has such ways— and to so good-humoured a gentleman as you seem to be, Sir.Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
British Dictionary definitions for pities
noun plural pities
verb pities, pitying or pitied
Derived forms of pitypitying, adjectivepityingly, adverb
Word Origin for pity
Idioms and Phrases with pities
see for one's (pity's) sake; take pity on.