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pitynoun

uk   /ˈpɪt.i/  us   /ˈpɪt̬-/
B2 [U] a feeling of sympathy and understanding for someone else's unhappiness or difficult situation: The girl stood gazing in/with pity at the old lion in the cage. We took pity on (= felt sorry for and therefore helped) a couple of people waiting in the rain for a bus and gave them a lift.
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A2 [S] If something is described as a pity, it is disappointing or not satisfactory: "Can't you go to the party? Oh, that's (such) a pity." [+ (that)] Pity (that) you didn't remember to give me the message. [+ that] The pity was that so few people bothered to come. We'll have to leave early, more's the pity (= and I am unhappy about it). What a pity you're ill!
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pityverb [T]

uk   /ˈpɪt.i/  us   /ˈpɪt̬-/
C2 to feel sympathy for someone: Pity (= feel sorry for) those on the street with no home to go to.
(Definition of pity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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