Pity

Definition of Pity

Pit´y
n.1.Piety.
2.A feeling for the sufferings or distresses of another or others; sympathy with the grief or misery of another; compassion; fellow-feeling; commiseration.
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord.
- Prov. xix. 17.
He . . . has no more pity in him than a dog.
- Shak.
3.A reason or cause of pity, grief, or regret; a thing to be regretted.
What pity is it
That we can die but once to serve our country!
- Addison.
v. t.1.To feel pity or compassion for; to have sympathy with; to compassionate; to commiserate; to have tender feelings toward (any one), awakened by a knowledge of suffering.
[imp. & p. p. Pitied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pitying.]
Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.
- Ps. ciii. 13.
2.To move to pity; - used impersonally.
It pitieth them to see her in the dust.
- Bk. of Com. Prayer.
v. i.1.To be compassionate; to show pity.
I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy.
- Jer. xiii. 14.

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