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verb [transitive] [not usually progressive] British English pronunciation: pity /ˈpɪti/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theypity
he/she/itpities
present participlepitying
past tensepitied
past participlepitied
  1. to feel sorry for someone because they are in a bad situation

    I pity the poor person who has to clean this mess up.

    She pitied him living in such a horrible place.

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