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  • nounfeeling of mercy toward another
  • nounsad situation
  • verbfeel sorry for; spare

synonyms for pity

  • compassion
  • condolence
  • empathy
  • kindness
  • melancholy
  • mercy
  • sadness
  • sorrow
  • sympathy
  • tenderness
  • warmth
  • benevolence
  • charity
  • clemency
  • comfort
  • commiseration
  • compunction
  • dejection
  • distress
  • favor
  • forbearance
  • goodness
  • grace
  • humanity
  • kindliness
  • lenity
  • philanthropy
  • quarter
  • rue
  • ruth
  • solace
  • understanding
  • condolement
See also synonyms for: pitied / pitying

antonyms for pity

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  • cheer
  • cruelty
  • happiness
  • harshness
  • hatred
  • indifference
  • joy
  • meanness
  • mercilessness
  • disfavor
  • malevolence
  • unkindness
  • advantage
  • blessing
  • disdain
  • good fortune
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How to use pity in a sentence

When she did this, and drooped the corners of her mouth, she was very engaging, and the young man tingled all over with pity.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
If wealth were always thus employed, it were a pity that great fortunes are not more numerous.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
A girl was moved to pity by a picture of a lamb caught in a thicket, and tried to lift the branch that lay across the animal.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
He come July six, for don't you mind how they called him Cevery out of pity and generosity for the Spayniards?
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
If he would take her a little more seriously—it 's an immense pity he married her because she was silly!
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
The gray eyes, once flashing with the light of kindly humor, now softened with sympathy, now glowed with pity.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
The people of the valley were to know that their kindness had cheered me, but of their pity I wanted none.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
If he went to bed, and sent for a doctor, surely Allcraft would believe him; and in pity would come up and do the business.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
A feeling of pity for mademoiselle—perhaps of no more than decency—now overcame Marius.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The Reverend swallowed again, struggled to keep his eyes dry, for the rush of self pity almost overcame him.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PITY

  • blackmailed
  • confiscated
  • depleted
  • drained
  • exhausted
  • extracted
  • fleeced
  • impoverished
  • leeched
  • milked
  • mulcted
  • overcharged
  • pauperized
  • put the screws to
  • rooked
  • sapped
  • skinned
  • squeezed
  • stole
  • strong-armed
  • stuck
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