Definition of pity verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pity

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈpɪt̮i//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pity
 
he / she / it pities
 
past simple pitied
 
 
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(not used in the progressive tenses) to feel sorry for someone because of their situation; to feel pity for someone pity somebody He pitied people who were stuck in dead-end jobs. Compulsive gamblers are more to be pitied than condemned. pity somebody doing something I pity her having to work such long hours.Word Familypity noun verbpitiful adjectivepitiless adjectivepitiable adjectivepiteous adjectivepity noun verbpitiful adjectivepitiless adjectivepitiable adjectivepiteous adjective
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