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pity

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Noun[change]

Singular
pity

Plural
pities

  1. (uncountable) A feeling of sympathy at the distress or suffering of someone or something.
    It's a pity her friend died.
  2. (countable & uncountable) Something regrettable.

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Plain form
pity

Third-person singular
pities

Past tense
pitied

Past participle
pitied

Present participle
pitying

  1. (transitive) The action of feeling pity for someone or something.
    We pity her not being able to come with the rest of us.