Pity

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Pity->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ pity
pity
compassion
commiseration
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ bowels
bowels
of compassion
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ sympathy
sympathy
fellow-feeling
tenderness
yearning
forbearance
humanity
mercy
clemency
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ leniency
leniency
&c.(lenity) 740
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ charity
charity
ruth
long-suffering
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ melting mood
melting mood
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ argumentum ad misericordiam
argumentum ad misericordiam
quarter
grace
locus paenititentiae
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ sympathizer
sympathizer
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ advocate
advocate
friend
partisan
patron
wellwisher
PARAG:Pity->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ pity
pity
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ have pity
have pity
show pity
take pity
&c.->N.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ 3
???>-
c.n
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ commiserate
commiserate
compassionate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ condole
condole
&c. 915
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ sympathize
sympathize
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ feel for
feel for
be sorry for
yearn for
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ weep
weep
melt
thaw
enter into the feelings of
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ forbear
forbear
relent
relax
give quarter
wipe the tears
parcere subjectis
give a coup de grΔce
put out of one's misery
GRP: \\ V \\ 4
Sgm: \\ V \\ 4 \\ raise pity
raise pity
excite pity
&c.->N.
GRP: \\ V \\ 5
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ touch
touch
soften
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ melt
melt
melt the heart
Sgm: \\ V \\ 5 \\ propitiate
propitiate
disarm
GRP: \\ V \\ 6
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ ask for mercy
ask for mercy
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ supplicate
supplicate
&c.(request) 765
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ cry for quarter
cry for quarter
beg one's life
kneel
Sgm: \\ V \\ 6 \\ deprecate
deprecate
PARAG:Pity->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ pitying
pitying
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ pitiful
pitiful
compassionate
sympathetic
touched
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ merciful
merciful
clement
ruthful
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ humane
humane
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ humanitarian
humanitarian
&c.(philanthropic) 910
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ tender
tender
tender hearted
tender as a chicken
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ soft
soft
soft hearted
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unhardened
unhardened
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ lenient
lenient
&c. 740
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ exorable
exorable
forbearing
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ melting
melting
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ weak
weak
PARAG:Pity->Int
GRP: \\ Int \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Int \\ 1 \\ for pity's sake
for pity's sake
=>!
mercy
=>!
have mercy
=>!
cry you mercy
=>!
God help you
=>!
poor thing
=>!
poor-dear
=>!
poor fellow
=>!
woe betide
=>!
quis talia fando temperet a lachrymis
=>!
=>(Vergil)
GRP: \\ Int \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Int \\ 2 \\ 1
???>Phr.
one's heart bleeding for
Sgm: \\ Int \\ 2 \\ haud ignara mali miseris succurrere disco
haud ignara mali miseris succurrere disco
=>(Vergil)
=> a fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind
Sgm: \\ Int \\ 2 \\ a fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind
a fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind
=>(Garrick)
onor di bocca assai giova e poco costa

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • Pity — implies tender or sometimes slightly contemptuous sorrow for one in misery or distress. By the nineteenth century, two different kinds of pity had come to be distinguished, which we might call benevolent pity and contemptuous pity (see Kimball).… …   Wikipedia

  • pity — [pit′ē] n. pl. pities [ME pite < OFr pitet < L pietas: see PIETY] 1. sorrow felt for another s suffering or misfortune; compassion; sympathy 2. the ability to feel such compassion 3. a cause for sorrow or regret vt., vi. pitied, pitying [ …   English World dictionary

  • Pity — Pit y, n.; pl. {Pities}. [OE. pite, OF. pit[ e], piti[ e], F. piti[ e], L. pietas piety, kindness, pity. See {Pious}, and cf. {Piety}.] 1. Piety. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] 2. A feeling for the sufferings or distresses of another or others;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pity — ► NOUN (pl. pities) 1) a feeling of sorrow and compassion caused by the sufferings of others. 2) a cause for regret or disappointment. ► VERB (pities, pitied) ▪ feel pity for. ● for pity s sake …   English terms dictionary

  • pity — (n.) early 13c., from O.Fr. pite, pitet (11c., Mod.Fr. pitié), from L. pietatem (nom. pietas) piety, affection, duty, in L.L. gentleness, kindness, pity, from pius (see PIOUS (Cf. pious)). Replaced O.E. mildheortness, lit. mild heartness, itself… …   Etymology dictionary

  • pity — [n1] feeling of mercy toward another benevolence, charity, clemency, comfort, commiseration, compassion, compunction, condolement, condolence, dejection, distress, empathy, favor, forbearance, goodness, grace, humanity, kindliness, kindness,… …   New thesaurus

  • Pity — Pit y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pitied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pitying}.] 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pity — Pit y, v. i. To be compassionate; to show pity. [1913 Webster] I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy. Jer. xiii. 14. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pity — pity·ing; pity; pity·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • pity — The type Pity we can t get this to work is an acceptable conversational shortening of It is a pity that… …   Modern English usage

  • Pity — (Pitje), holländische Benennung der japanischen u. chinesischen Scheidemünze, deren man sonst auf Java 50 auf den Stüber rechnete …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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