more's the pity

Definition of more's the pity

:unfortunately used to say that something is disappointing
  • "Did you get to see her before she left?" "No, more's the pity."

Word by Word Definitions

more play
  1. : greater

  2. : additional, further

  1. : in addition

  2. : moreover

  3. : to a greater or higher degree

  1. : a greater quantity, number, or amount

  2. : something additional : an additional amount

  3. : persons of higher rank

  1. : additional persons or things or a greater amount

pity play
  1. : sympathetic sorrow for one suffering, distressed, or unhappy

  2. : capacity to feel pity

  3. : something to be regretted

  1. : to feel pity for

  2. : to feel pity


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