(it’s a) pity - definition and synonyms

  1. used for saying that you are disappointed about something
    it’s a pity (that):

    It’s a pity we couldn’t stay longer in Boston.

    it’s a pity to do something:

    It’s a pity to waste this food. Can you eat it?

    (it’s a) pity about:

    It was a lovely wedding. Pity about the rain.

    it seems a pity:

    It seems such a pity to be indoors in lovely weather like this.

    a great pity:

    It was a great pity we couldn’t visit the Louvre.

    what a pity (=that is a pity):

    ‘I couldn’t get any tickets for the game.’ ‘Oh, what a pity!’

See also main entry: pity