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verb [transitive] [not usually progressive]     pity pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
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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