- 1[uncountable] pity (for somebody/something) a feeling of sympathy and sadness caused by the suffering and troubles of others I could only feel pity for what they were enduring. He had no pity for her. a look/feeling/surge of pity Itook pity on her and lent her the money. (formal) I beg you to have pity on him. I don't want your pity.
- 2[singular] used to show that you are disappointed about something synonym shame a pity (that…) It's a pity that you can't stay longer. “I've lost it!” “Oh,what a pity.” What a pity that she didn't tell me earlier. a pity (to do something) It seems a pity to waste this food. This dress is really nice. Pity it's so expensive. Oh,that's a pity. It would be a great pity if you gave up now. Word Familypity noun verbpitiful adjectivepitiless adjectivepitiable adjectivepiteous adjectiveIdioms
unfortunately “Was the bicycle insured?” “No, more's the pity!”
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