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pity

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pity

  1. 1 a regrettable or blameworthy act <it's a pity the woodchuck ate all the flowers after you put so much effort into the garden> Synonyms disgrace, crime, shame, sinRelated Words outrage, scandal

  2. 2 the capacity for feeling for another's unhappiness or misfortune <a woman of boundless pity who tried to care for every abandoned animal she found> Synonyms bigheartedness, charity, commiseration, compassion, feeling, good-heartedness, humanity, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindness, largeheartedness, mercy, heart, ruth, softheartedness, sympathy, warmheartednessRelated Words feelings, responsiveness, sensibility, sensitivity; affection, love, regard; affinity, empathy, rapport; altruism, benevolence, benignancy, benignity, generosity, goodwill, humaneness, humanism, humanitarianism, philanthropyNear Antonyms callousness, coldness, disinterest, indifference, unconcern; cruelty, harshness; animosity, antipathy, dislike, hatred, hostilityAntonyms coldheartedness, hard-heartedness, inhumanity, inhumanness, mercilessness, pitilessness




pity

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pity

  1. to have sympathy for <I always pity the people who have to work in this freezing weather> Synonyms ache (for), bleed (for), commiserate (with), compassionate, condole (with), feel (for), sympathize (with), yearn (over) Related Words care (for); grieve (for), sorrow (for); love; empathize (with), identify (with); tolerate, understand Near Antonyms disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook; dislike, hate, scorn





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