pity


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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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References in classic literature ?
Let thy pity for thy friend be hid under a hard shell; thou shalt bite out a tooth upon it.
"Pity! pity!" said the old man; "'twas a bad place to leap, if I remember; a thin fence at top, a steep bank down to the stream, wasn't it?
When I compare myself to you, I feel a very great pity for myself, poor unhappy monster that I am!
A drop of water and a little pity,--that is more than I can repay with my life.
It is out of pity that you do not turn away your eyes.
She began to cry and a still greater sense of pity, tenderness, and love welled up in Pierre.
"Her name was My God, have pity on me!" murmured the executioner; and he fell back on the bed, pale, trembling, and apparently about to die.
"For pity's sake," said the executioner, extending his arms.
As a prop associated with weeping, the theatrical use of handkerchiefs in general reinforces the view that the napkin is an important symbol of Desdemona's pity and love for Othello.
Are these odalisques, Hampl wonders, objects for us to pity? Or have they realized "the curvilinear satisfaction of just being-here-now, of being alive"?
Mostly American classicists explore how Athenians turned to pity to assuage the moral discomfort they felt at the violence, oppression, and tyranny it required to bring peace, justice, and democracy to their less enlightened neighbors.
"Pity" is the word--and the concept--central to the missionary enterprise, a word that committed the person feeling it to offer financial support to the missions while maintaining a sense of superiority over the Indian's otherness.
She could not decide which was worse, the blame or the pity. In the last several months, had anyone shared a joke?
From Pity to Pride: Growing Up Deaf in the Old South.
"Jesus, at the sight of the crowds was moved with pity" (Mt.