Bedeutung von “pity” — Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈpɪti/
It's a pity...

A2 used to say that something is disappointing:

It's a pity you're not staying longer.

Mehr Beispiele

  • It's a pity you can't come with us.
  • It's a pity you can't come to the wedding.
  • It's a pity you call sooner.
  • It's a pity that I'll be gone by the time you arrive.
  • It's a pity he didn't get the job.

B2 [ U ] a feeling of sympathy for someone:

It's not pity she needs, it's practical help.
I was hoping someone would take pity on me (= help me in a difficult situation) and give me a lift home.
→ See also self-pity

(Definition von “pity noun” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)