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English definition of “pity”

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-pitySympathy and compassion
(Definition of pity noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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