Associations to the word «Pity»


PITY, noun. (uncountable) A feeling of sympathy at the misfortune or suffering of someone or something.
PITY, noun. (countable) Something regrettable.
PITY, noun. (obsolete) piety
PITY, verb. (transitive) To feel pity for (someone or something). [from 15th c.]
PITY, verb. (transitive) (now regional) To make (someone) feel pity; to provoke the sympathy or compassion of. [from 16th c.]
PITY, interjection. Short form of what a pity.
PITY GUEST, noun. (slang) A person who might be invited to attend a party or other function due to being alone or without family during holidays.
PITY GUESTS, noun. Plural of pity guest
PITY PARTIES, noun. Plural of pity party
PITY PARTY, noun. (informal) (derogatory) An instance of feeling sorry for oneself and/or seeking pity from other people.

Dictionary definition

PITY, noun. A feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others; "the blind are too often objects of pity".
PITY, noun. An unfortunate development; "it's a pity he couldn't do it".
PITY, noun. The humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it.
PITY, verb. Share the suffering of.

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn