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pity /'piti/
  • danh từ
    • lòng thương hại, lòng thương xót, lòng trắc ẩn
      • to take (have) pity on someone; to feel pity for someone: thương xót ai, thương hại ai, động lòng trắc ẩn đối với ai
      • for pity's sake: vì lòng thương hại
      • out of pity: vì lòng trắc ẩn
    • điều đáng thương hại, điều đáng tiếc
      • what a pity!: thật đáng tiếc!
      • the pity is that...: điều đáng tiếc là...
      • it's a thousand pities that...: rất đáng tiếc là...
  • ngoại động từ
    • thương hại, thương xót, động lòng trắc ẩn đối với
      • he is much to be pitied: thằng cha thật đáng thương hại
Concise Dictionary
+a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
+an unfortunate development
+the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it
+share the suffering of
Thesaurus Dictionary
1 sympathy, commiseration, sorrow, condolence, compassion, tenderness, Archaic ruth:
I really feel pity for Betty, being married to such a brute.
2 (crying or damned) shame, sad thing, disgrace, misfortune, sin, sacrilege, Colloq crime:
It's a pity that no one can do anything.
3 sympathize, feel for, commiserate with, feel sorry for, feel or have compassion or tenderness for, bleed for, weep for:
I pity any mother whose son goes off to war.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ noun
1 [U] ~ (for sb/sth) 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 + I took pity on her and lent her the money. + (formal) I beg you to have pity on him. + I don't want your pity.
2 [sing.] a ~ (that ...)
a ~ (to do sth) used to show that you are disappointed about sth: 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. + 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.
Idioms: more's the pity (BrE, informal) unfortunately: 'Was the bicycle insured?' 'No, more's the pity!'
+ verb (pities, pitying, pitied, pitied) (not used in the progressive tenses) to feel sorry for sb because of their situation; to feel PITY for sb: [VN] He pitied people who were stuck in dead-end jobs. + Compulsive gamblers are more to be pitied than condemned. + [VN -ing] I pity her having to work such long hours.
pity n., v.
pitiful adj.
pitiless adj.
pitiable adj.
piteous adj.
Collocation Dictionary

1 feeling of sadness for sb/sth




be filled with, be full of, feel, have | show | arouse, inspire
an unfortunate man who inspires pity


out of ~
I threw the child some money out of pity.
| without ~
a cruel leader without pity
| ~ for
She was full of pity for him.


a feeling/sense of pity, have pity on sb
We begged him to have pity on us.
| an object of pity
Deaf people do not want to be seen as objects of pity.
| take pity on sb
I took pity on him and allowed him to stay.

2 a pity: sth that makes you feel disappointed


great, real, terrible | slight


~ about
The place was lovely, but it was a pity about the weather.


a bit of a pity, rather/such a pity
That would be rather a pity, wouldn't it?
| what a pity
What a pity you didn't tell me earlier!

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