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Meaning & Definition of Pity in English

English

Pity

/pɪti/

noun

1. A feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others

  • "The blind are too often objects of pity"
    synonym:
  • commiseration
  • ,
  • pity
  • ,
  • ruth
  • ,
  • pathos

2. An unfortunate development

  • "It's a pity he couldn't do it"
    synonym:
  • pity
  • ,
  • shame

3. The humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it

    synonym:
  • compassion
  • ,
  • pity

verb

1. Share the suffering of

    synonym:
  • feel for
  • ,
  • pity
  • ,
  • compassionate
  • ,
  • condole with
  • ,
  • sympathize with

Examples of using

Tom wants people to pity him.
I don't have any pity for such a fool.
Isn't it a pity that Tom and Mary can't get along with each other?