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
Words nearby pity
Example sentences from the Web for pity
I will, however, avoid the chance to wallow in self-pity because that’s not what this op-ed is about.
The Steelers might have pitied themselves a bit — and with reason.Pittsburgh’s misshapen schedule has offered Washington a lucky break — and a chance|Thomas M. Boswell|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
The one time our culture is finally represented in the mainstream media, he said, it’s shown as “some kind of pity party needed for the main character to become less superficial.”The real love interest in Netflix’s Operation Christmas Drop is the US military|Rachel Ramirez|November 23, 2020|Vox
A vaunted agency that was once the global gold standard of public health has, with breathtaking speed, become a target of anger, scorn and even pity.
Nope, though readers may occasionally see the tiniest justifiable pity-party because the backdrop of this book is about parenting a parent, which everybody knows is hard.
Lady Rose is also rather subdued in the premiere, which is a pity.
It is not a pity party when you can stand up and say, “I am,” to be counted, reaffirmed, human.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is not a woman who wants pity, nor does she want money, or even an apology from Cosby.
Well, the dwarfs took pity on him and gave him the coffin, and the prince had it carried to his castle.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet even as the Germans wallowed in bitter self-pity, another defeated superpower underwent a dramatic turnaround.
When she did this, and drooped the corners of her mouth, she was very engaging, and the young man tingled all over with pity.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
If wealth were always thus employed, it were a pity that great fortunes are not more numerous.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
A girl was moved to pity by a picture of a lamb caught in a thicket, and tried to lift the branch that lay across the animal.Children's Ways|James Sully
He come July six, for don't you mind how they called him Cevery out of pity and generosity for the Spayniards?The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
If he would take her a little more seriously—it 's an immense pity he married her because she was silly!Confidence|Henry James
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.