- pituitary growth hormone,
- pituitary myxedema,
- pityriasis alba,
- pityriasis linguae,
- pityriasis rosea,
- pityriasis rubra
Origin of pitying
noun, plural pit·ies.
verb (used with object), pit·ied, pit·y·ing.
verb (used without object), pit·ied, pit·y·ing.
Origin of pity
Examples from the Web for pitying
What should have been a moment of reckoning for a selfish, serial liar instead ended with us pitying him.The Walking Dead’s ‘Self Help’: A Grim Show Displays Its Comedy Streak, and A Major Reveal|Melissa Leon|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Galina slipped in for a moment and with a pitying look gave me a blanket.Inside Gaddafi’s Harem: The Story of a Girl’s Abduction|Annick Cojean|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Oh, thank God,” I said, pitying them but comforted to hear a valid excuse.
I groaned, my nerves quivering under the pitying eye of the cabman, and the early-Christian-martyr expression of Phyllis.The Chauffeur and the Chaperon|C. N. Williamson
His disappointment grew keener; where he had looked for grief he found no more than an expression of pitying concern.The Tavern Knight|Rafael Sabatini
I hate to pose as a sort of turned-out heiress, and have them pitying me.A harum-scarum schoolgirl|Angela Brazil
He looked down on the frightened man with a sort of pitying scorn.King Spruce, A Novel|Holman Day
Malachy pitying him prayed, bidding the sick boy in the meantime to sleep there upon the ground.
noun plural pities
verb pities, pitying or pitied
Word Origin for pity
early 13c., from Old French pite, pitet "pity, mercy, compassion, care, tenderness; pitiful state, wretched condition" (11c., Modern French pitié), from Latin pietatem (nominative pietas) "piety, loyalty, duty" (see piety). Replaced Old English mildheortness, literally "mild-heartness," itself a loan-translation of Latin misericordia. English pity and piety were not fully distinguished until 17c. Transferred sense of "grounds or cause for pity" is from late 14c.
"to feel pity for," late 15c., from Old French pitier and from pity (n.). Related: Pitied; pitying.
see for one's (pity's) sake; take pity on.