Another word for pity
pity compassion commiseration sympathy condolence empathySearch Thesaurus
These nouns signify kindly concern aroused by the misfortune, affliction, or suffering of another. Pity often implies a feeling of sorrow that inclines one to help or to show mercy: felt pity for the outcast. Compassion denotes deep awareness of the suffering of another and the wish to relieve it: “Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism” (Hubert H. Humphrey). Commiseration signifies the expression of pity or sorrow: expressed their commiseration over the failure of the experiment. Sympathy denotes the act of or capacity for sharing in the sorrows or troubles of another: “They had little sympathy to spare for their unfortunate enemies” (William Hickling Prescott). Condolence is a formal, conventional expression of pity, usually to relatives upon a death: extending condolences to the bereaved family. Empathy is an identification with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives: Having changed schools several times as a child, I feel empathy for the transfer students.
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Sympathetic, sad concern for someone in misfortune:commiseration, compassion, condolence, empathy, sympathy. See pity
A great disappointment or regrettable fact:crime, shame. (Slang) bummer. Idiom: a crying shame. See good
To experience or express compassion:ache, commiserate, compassionate, feel, sympathize, yearn. Idioms: be sorry, have (or take) pity. See pity