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Synonyms for pity

shame

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feel sorry for

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take pity on something or someone

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sympathetic, sad concern for someone in misfortune

a great disappointment or regrettable fact

to experience or express compassion

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a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others

an unfortunate development

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

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As this forme of speech is most passionate so ought it to be most serious and voyd of fiction and faining; for counterfait lamentation doth seldome move pitie, for it is commonly bewrayed or knowne either by the cause or by the person, by the cause, as fained lamentations in Tragedies; by the person, and that either by his condition, or by some signes of his affection, by his condition, as the lamentations of common beggers, which are commonly counterfeited, by signe of affection, as when the speaker expresseth a lamentable matter with a cold or carelesse affection.
It seems that we are on solid ground when we say things such as, `Charles pities Willy Loman.
My only response is just that he does pity Loman, but that Loman is not such that Charles pities him, since there is no Loman.
In that case Loman would be such that Charles pities him.