full of or expressing pity: a pitying look.

Origin of pitying

First recorded in 1640–50; pity + -ing2
Related formspit·y·ing·ly, adverbun·pit·y·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for pityingly

Historical Examples of pityingly

  • "Poor Napoleon," said Pauline pityingly, as their father closed the door.

  • "The poor creature's demented," remarked Mrs. Belknap-Jackson pityingly.

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • "I wish you could tell me what is the matter," he said pityingly and quietly.

    Janet of the Dunes

    Harriet T. Comstock

  • “Ah, he feeleth the lack of my mistress his wife, I reckon,” said Marian pityingly.

    Clare Avery

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • "True," says Lady Stafford, pityingly, letting her eyes fall on Molly.

    Molly Bawn

    Margaret Wolfe Hamilton