What is the meaning of pity?

noun

  • A feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others.
    • usage: "the blind are too often objects of pity"
  • An unfortunate development.
    • usage: "it's a pity he couldn't do it"
  • The humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it.

verb

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APAWordNet. (2010). pity. Retrieved October 17, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/pity/definitions/1219520
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HarvardWordNet 2010, pity, Smart Define, viewed 17 October, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/pity/definitions/1219520>.
MLAWordNet. "pity" 23 October 2010. Web. 17 October 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/pity/definitions/1219520>
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