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Synonyms for pity
ˈpɪt i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. commiseration, pity, ruth, pathos(noun)

    a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others

    "the blind are too often objects of pity"

    Synonyms:
    compassion, poignancy, ruth, commiseration, pathos, shame, condolence

  2. pity, shame(noun)

    an unfortunate development

    "it's a pity he couldn't do it"

    Synonyms:
    disgrace, ignominy, ruth, commiseration, pathos, shame, compassion

  3. compassion, pity(verb)

    the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it

    Synonyms:
    shame, commiseration, pathos, compassionateness, compassion, ruth

  4. feel for, pity, compassionate, condole with, sympathize with(verb)

    share the suffering of

    Synonyms:
    condole with, feel for, compassionate, sympathize with

Wiktionary

  1. pity(interjection)

    Synonyms:
    what a shame, shame, what a pity

  2. pity(noun)

    Short form of what a pity.

    Synonyms:
    what a pity, shame, what a shame

  3. pity(noun)

    (countable but not used in the plural) Something regrettable.

    Synonyms:
    shame

  4. pity(noun)

    Synonyms:
    ruth

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pity

    Pity is a feeling of grief or pain aroused by the weakness, misfortunes, or distresses of others, joined with a desire to help or relieve. Sympathy (feeling or suffering with) implies some degree of equality, kindred, or union; pity is for what is weak or unfortunate, and so far, at least, inferior to ourselves; hence, pity is often resented where sympathy would be welcome. We have sympathy with one in joy or grief, in pleasure or pain, pity only for those in suffering or need; we may have sympathy with the struggles of a giant or the triumphs of a conqueror; we are moved with pity for the captive or the slave. Pity may be only in the mind, but mercy does something for those who are its objects. Compassion, like pity, is exercised only with respect to the suffering or unfortunate, but combines with the tenderness of pity the dignity of sympathy and the active quality of mercy. Commiseration is as tender as compassion, but more remote and hopeless; we have commiseration for sufferers whom we can not reach or can not relieve. Condolence is the expression of sympathy. Compare MERCY.

    Synonyms:
    commiseration, compassion, condolence, mercy, sympathy, tenderness

    Antonyms:
    barbarity, brutality, cruelty, ferocity, hard-heartedness, hardness, harshness, inhumanity, mercilessness, pitilessness, rigor, ruthlessness, severity, sternness, truculence

    Preposition:
    >Pity on or upon that which we help or spare; pity for that which we merely contemplate; "have pity upon me, O ye my friends," Job xix, 21; "pity for a horse o'erdriven," Tennyson In Memoriam lxii, st. 1.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pity

    Synonyms:
    mercy, compassion, tenderness, commiseration, ruth, sympathy, condolence

    Antonyms:
    cruelty, hardheartedness, relentlessness, pitilessness, ruthlessness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pity(n)

    Synonyms:
    compassion, mercy, ruth, commiseration, condolence, sympathy

  2. pity(v)

    Synonyms:
    have pity for, condole with, commiserate

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How to use pity in a sentence?

  1. Jack Schneider:

    I pity the guy, this guy has been bombarded… under all this pressure.

  2. Guillaume Faury:

    It would really be a pity that after so many years of preparation there is no deal at the end. I think it would be much better for the EU and the UK to have an orderly Brexit, this being said, if there is no deal we will have to live with it. There will be a more difficult transition on Dec. 31 and we are preparing ourselves for some logistical issues, but we don’t think this is going to be unmanageable.

  3. John W. Gardner:

    Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The truth is that: We are unhappy married and unmarried we're unhappy. In marriage you must first endure, pity and then embrace.

  5. Mark Twain:

    On his deathbed Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuse are for all -- the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved.


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