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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

I will, however, avoid the chance to wallow in self-pity because that’s not what this op-ed is about.
2021 IS THE YEAR TO DREAM BIGMICHAEL K. LAVERS AND YARIEL VALDÉS GONZÁLEZDECEMBER 31, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
The Steelers might have pitied themselves a bit — and with reason.
PITTSBURGH’S MISSHAPEN SCHEDULE HAS OFFERED WASHINGTON A LUCKY BREAK — AND A CHANCETHOMAS M. BOSWELLDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The one time our culture is finally represented in the mainstream media, he said, it’s shown as “some kind of pity party needed for the main character to become less superficial.”
THE REAL LOVE INTEREST IN NETFLIX’S OPERATION CHRISTMAS DROP IS THE US MILITARYRACHEL RAMIREZNOVEMBER 23, 2020VOX
A vaunted agency that was once the global gold standard of public health has, with breathtaking speed, become a target of anger, scorn and even pity.
INSIDE THE FALL OF THE CDCBY JAMES BANDLER, PATRICIA CALLAHAN, SEBASTIAN ROTELLA AND KIRSTEN BERGOCTOBER 15, 2020PROPUBLICA
Nope, though readers may occasionally see the tiniest justifiable pity-party because the backdrop of this book is about parenting a parent, which everybody knows is hard.
LEARNING TO PARENT YOUR PARENTTERRI SCHLICHENMEYERAUGUST 21, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
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
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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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