One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘her voice was full of pity’
compassion, commiseration, condolence, sorrow, regret, sadness, distress, sympathy, fellow feeling, understanding, feeling, emotion
archaic ruth, rue
2‘it's a pity he never had any children of his own’
shame, crying shame, cause for disappointment, cause for regret, source of regret, sad thing, unfortunate thing, bad luck, misfortune
informal crime, bummer, sin
1‘I could see from their faces that they pitied me’
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
‘Amanda looked so upset that Jean took pity on her’
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
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