pitying

adjective
pity·​ing | \ ˈpi-tē-iŋ How to pronounce pitying (audio) \

Definition of pitying

: expressing or feeling pity

Other Words from pitying

pityingly \ ˈpi-​tē-​iŋ-​lē How to pronounce pityingly (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of pitying

1589, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pitying was in 1589

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pitying

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of pitying

: showing or expressing pity for someone or something

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