Synonyms of pity in English:

pity


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noun

1‘her voice was full of pity’

SYNONYMS

compassion, commiseration, condolence, sorrow, regret, sadness, distress, sympathy, fellow feeling, understanding, feeling, emotion

archaic ruth, rue

ANTONYMS

indifference, cruelty

2‘it's a pity he never had any children of his own’

SYNONYMS

shame, crying shame, cause for disappointment, cause for regret, source of regret, sad thing, unfortunate thing, bad luck, misfortune

informal crime, bummer, sin


verb

1‘I could see from their faces that they pitied me’

SYNONYMS

feel sorry for, feel pity for, feel for, feel sympathy for, sympathize with, be sympathetic towards, empathize with, commiserate with, have compassion for, be compassionate towards, take pity on, be moved by, bleed for, have one's heart go out to, condole with, weep for, grieve for


Phrases

    take pity on

      ‘Amanda looked so upset that Jean took pity on her’

      SYNONYMS

      feel sorry for, relent, show sympathy for, show compassion towards, be compassionate towards, be charitable towards, be sympathetic towards, have mercy on, show mercy to, help, help out, put someone out of their misery