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pity

noun
 
 
/ˈpɪti/
It's a pity... A2 used to say that something is disappointing: It's a pity you're not staying longer.Good luck and bad luck
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 Sympathy and compassion
Translations of “pity”
in Korean 연민…
in Arabic شَفَقة…
in French pitié, dommage…
in Turkish acıma, merhamet…
in Italian pietà, compassione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 同情,憐憫, 遺憾,可惜…
in Russian жалость, сочувствие…
in Polish litość, współczucie…
in Spanish pena, compasión, lástima…
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…
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