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Definitions of pitied



past participle of verb, past tense of verb

  1. See pity

pity  (ˈpɪtɪ



Word forms:   plural pities
  1. sympathy or sorrow felt for the sufferings of another
  2. See have pity on

  3. something that causes regret or pity
  4. an unfortunate chance   ⇒ what a pity you can't come
  5. See more's the pity


Word forms:   pities,  pitying,  pitied
  1. (transitive) to feel pity for

Derived Forms

ˈpitying  adjective
ˈpityingly  adverb

Word Origin

C13: from Old French pité, from Latin pietās duty


View thesaurus entry
= shame, crime (informal), sin (informal), misfortune, bad luck, sad thing, bummer (slang), crying shame, source of regret
= feel sorry for, feel for, sympathize with, grieve for, weep for, take pity on, empathize with, bleed for, commiserate with, have compassion for, condole with

Example Sentences Including 'pitied'

What did it matter to this mother whether a stranger pitied her?
Brierley, David Snowline
They looked down at Danlo as if they pitied anyone whose fate was interwoven with such a rude man.
Zindell, David The Broken God
And he could smell rain, pitied the seamen who had to make a living offshore in this kind of weather.
Terman, Douglas Cormorant


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