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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 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.
Translations of “pity”
in Korean 연민…
in Arabic شَفَقة…
in French pitié, dommage…
in Italian pietà, compassione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 同情,憐憫, 遺憾,可惜…
in Russian жалость, сочувствие…
in Turkish acıma, merhamet…
in Polish litość, współczucie…
in Portuguese pena, dó…
in German das Mitleid, der Jammer…
in Catalan llàstima…
in Japanese 哀れみ, 同情…
in Chinese (Simplified) 同情,怜悯, 遗憾…
(Definition of pity from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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