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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 of pity disgrace, crime, shame, sinWords Related to pity 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 of pity bigheartedness, charity, commiseration, compassion, feeling, good-heartedness, humanity, kindheartedness, kindliness, kindness, largeheartedness, mercy, heart, ruth, softheartedness, sympathy, warmheartednessWords Related to pity feelings, responsiveness, sensibility, sensitivity; affection, love, regard; affinity, empathy, rapport; altruism, benevolence, benignancy, benignity, generosity, goodwill, humaneness, humanism, humanitarianism, philanthropyNear Antonyms of pity callousness, coldness, disinterest, indifference, unconcern; cruelty, harshness; animosity, antipathy, dislike, hatred, hostilityAntonyms of pity coldheartedness, hard-heartedness, inhumanity, inhumanness, mercilessness, pitilessness

Synonym Discussion of pity

pity, compassion, commiseration, condolence, sympathy mean the act or capacity for sharing the painful feelings of another. pity implies tender or sometimes slightly contemptuous sorrow for one in misery or distress.
    • felt pity for the captives
compassion implies pity coupled with an urgent desire to aid or to spare.
    • treats the homeless with great compassion
commiseration suggests pity expressed outwardly in exclamations, tears, or words of comfort.
    • murmurs of commiseration filled the loser's headquarters
condolence applies chiefly to formal expression of grief to one who has suffered loss.
    • expressed their condolences to the widow
sympathy often suggests a tender concern but can also imply a power to enter into another's emotional experience of any sort.
    • went to my best friend for sympathy
    • in sympathy with her desire to locate her natural parents

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 of pity ache (for), bleed (for), commiserate (with), compassionate, condole (with), feel (for), sympathize (with), yearn (over) Words Related to pity care (for); grieve (for), sorrow (for); love; empathize (with), identify (with); tolerate, understand Near Antonyms of pity disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook; dislike, hate, scorn



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