pity·​ing ˈpi-tē-iŋ How to pronounce pitying (audio)
: expressing or feeling pity
pityingly adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pitying was in 1589

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Cite this Entry

“Pitying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pitying. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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