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Spanish translation of “pity”

pity

noun /ˈpiti/
a feeling of sorrow for the troubles and sufferings of others He felt a great pity for her. a cause of sorrow or regret What a pity (that) she can’t come. piteous /ˈpitiəs/ adjective pitiful a piteous cry/sight. piteously adverb
lastimosamente
piteousness noun pitiable adjective pitiful He was in a pitiable condition She made a pitiable attempt. pitiably adverb
lamentablemente
pitiful adjective very sad; causing pity a pitiful sight. very poor, bad etc; causing contempt a pitiful attempt a pitiful amount of money. pitifully adverb
lamentablemente, deplorablemente
pitifulness noun pitiless adjective without pity 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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