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pity

noun   /ˈpɪt·i/
it’s a pity
A2 used to say that something is disappointing es una lástima It’s a pity you’re not staying longer.
[no plural] a feeling of sadness for someone who has problems lástima She looked at me with pity in her eyes.
take pity on someone
to help someone who is in a difficult situation because you feel sad for them apiadarse de alguien I finally took pity on Ben and told him the truth.
verb   /ˈpɪt·i/ ( present participle pitying, past tense and past participle pitied)
to feel sorry for someone tener lástima de, compadecerse de I pity her because she is lonely.
(Definition of pity from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

pity

noun /ˈpiti/
a feeling of sorrow for the troubles and sufferings of others pena, compasión He felt a great pity for her.
a cause of sorrow or regret pena, lástima What a pity (that) she can’t come.
piteous /ˈpitiəs/ adjective
pitiful lastimero, lastimoso, patético a piteous cry/sight.
piteously adverb
lastimosamente
piteousness noun
condición lastimosa/patético
pitiable adjective
pitiful lamentable, penoso He was in a pitiable condition She made a pitiable attempt.
pitiably adverb
lamentablemente The beggar girl was pitiably thin.
pitiful adjective
very sad; causing pity lamentable, deplorable a pitiful sight.
very poor, bad etc; causing contempt miserable a pitiful attempt a pitiful amount of money.
pitifully adverb
lamentablemente, deplorablemente The dog was whining pitifully.
pitifulness noun
estado lamentable/deplorable
pitiless adjective
without pity despiadado, implacable pitiless cruelty.
pitilessly adverb
despiadadamente, implacablemente
pitilessness noun
implacabilidad
pityingly adverb
in a way which shows that one feels pity for someone con lástima, compasivamente He looked at her pityingly.
have pity on
to feel pity for (someone because of something) tener pena de Have pity on the old man.
take pity on
to act kindly, or relent, towards (someone), from a feeling of pity apiadarse/compadecerse (de alguien) He took pity on the hungry children and gave them food.
(Definition of pity from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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