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Tolerance and restraint in the face of provocation; patience.
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  1. Tolerance and restraint in the face of provocation; patience.
  2. A refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due.
  3. (Law) The act of giving a debtor more time to pay rather than immediately enforcing a debt that is due.
The fact or quality of being human; human nature
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  1. The fact or quality of being human; human nature
  2. Humans considered as a group; the human race.
  3. Those branches of knowledge, such as philosophy, literature, and art, that are concerned with human thought and culture; the liberal arts.
(Physiol.) A relation between body parts of such a nature that a disorder, pain, etc. in one induces a similar effect in another
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  1. (Physiol.) A relation between body parts of such a nature that a disorder, pain, etc. in one induces a similar effect in another
  2. Agreement with or support for an opinion or position:
  3. A mutual liking or understanding arising from sameness of feeling
Sorrow for the sufferings or trouble of another or others, accompanied by an urge to help; deep sympathy; pity
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  1. Sorrow for the sufferings or trouble of another or others, accompanied by an urge to help; deep sympathy; pity
The feeling of goodwill; benevolence
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  1. The feeling of goodwill; benevolence
  2. (Christianity) The theological virtue defined as love directed first toward God but also toward oneself and one's neighbors as objects of God's love.
  3. (Christian Theol.) The love of God for humanity, or a love of one's fellow human beings
The act of commiserating; sorrow for the wants, afflictions, or distresses of another; pity; compassion.
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  1. The act of commiserating; sorrow for the wants, afflictions, or distresses of another; pity; compassion.
  2. The feeling or expression of pity or sorrow.
Expression of sympathy with another in grief
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  1. Expression of sympathy with another in grief
  2. Sympathy with a person who has experienced pain, grief, or misfortune:
  3. An expression or declaration of such sympathy.
The quality or property of anything which touches the feelings or excites emotions and passions, especially that which awakens tender emotions, such as pity, sorrow, and the like; contagious warmth of feeling, action, or expression; pathetic quality.
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  1. The quality or property of anything which touches the feelings or excites emotions and passions, especially that which awakens tender emotions, such as pity, sorrow, and the like; contagious warmth of feeling, action, or expression; pathetic quality.
  2. The feeling, as of sympathy or pity, so aroused.
  3. A quality, as of an experience or a work of art, that arouses feelings of pity, sympathy, tenderness, or sorrow.
A strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt:
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  1. A strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt:
  2. A feeling of slight regret for something done
  3. A sharp feeling of uneasiness brought on by a sense of guilt; remorse
A disposition to appreciate or share the feelings and thoughts of others; sympathy:
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  1. A disposition to appreciate or share the feelings and thoughts of others; sympathy:
  2. The power or ability to think, learn, judge, etc.; intelligence; sense
  3. (Countable) Reason or intelligence, ability to grasp the full meaning of knowledge, ability to infer.
A refraining from harming or punishing offenders, enemies, persons in one's power, etc.; kindness in excess of what may be expected or demanded by fairness; forbearance and compassion
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  1. A refraining from harming or punishing offenders, enemies, persons in one's power, etc.; kindness in excess of what may be expected or demanded by fairness; forbearance and compassion
  2. A female given name, one of the less common Puritan virtue names.
  3. Compassionate treatment, especially of those under one's power; clemency.
Pity; compassion
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  1. Pity; compassion
  2. (Bible, proper --- person) A Moabite widow deeply devoted to her mother-in-law, Naomi, for whom she left her own people to later become the wife of Boaz of Bethlehem
  3. Sorrow or misery about one's own misdeeds or flaws.
A kindly deed.
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  1. A kindly deed.
  2. The quality or state of being kindly.
  3. The state of feeling kindly towards someone or something, or the actions inspired thereby.
A sense of sympathy for, consideration of, or shared interests with one or more other human beings.
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  1. A sense of sympathy for, consideration of, or shared interests with one or more other human beings.
  2. Alternative form of fellow feeling.
  3. A feeling of fellowship, kinship, comradeship, etc.
The state of being unselfish.
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A gift given out of generosity.
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  1. A gift given out of generosity.
  2. An inclination to perform kind, charitable acts.
  3. A compulsory tax or payment exacted by some English sovereigns without the consent of Parliament.
Something given as a token of love, affection, or remembrance.
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  1. Something given as a token of love, affection, or remembrance.
  2. Permission to engage in sexual activity, especially when granted by a woman to a male partner.
  3. Friendly or favorable regard; approval or support:
A desire to help mankind, esp. as shown by gifts to charitable or humanitarian institutions; benevolence
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  1. A desire to help mankind, esp. as shown by gifts to charitable or humanitarian institutions; benevolence
  2. Something, such as an activity or institution, intended to promote human welfare.
  3. Love of humankind in general.
A merciful, kind, or lenient act.
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  1. A merciful, kind, or lenient act.
  2. Mildness, especially of weather.
  3. A disposition to show mercy, especially toward an offender or enemy.
Evil accident; ill luck; misfortune; mischance.
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  1. Evil accident; ill luck; misfortune; mischance.
  2. An unlucky or unfortunate accident
  3. An accident, mistake, or problem.
An unlucky accident; misadventure
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  1. An unlucky accident; misadventure
  2. An unfortunate occurrence; a mishap.
  3. A mishap, an unlucky circumstance.
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  1. Bad luck; misluck; misfortune.
  2. Alternative form of ill luck.
To pity, to show pity for.
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(Idiomatic) To express sympathy for, to sympathise with.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To express sympathy for, to sympathise with.
To feel or show sorrow or pity for
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  1. To feel or show sorrow or pity for
  2. To condole or sympathize (with)
To express sympathy or sorrow:
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  1. To express sympathy or sorrow:
  2. To express sympathy; mourn in sympathy; commiserate
  3. (Archaic) To show grief for
To give up the use or possession of; part with or give up conveniently
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  1. To give up the use or possession of; part with or give up conveniently
  2. To hold back from; withhold or avoid:
  3. To give or grant out of one's resources; afford:
To release (a person) from further punishment for a crime
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  1. To release (a person) from further punishment for a crime
  2. To cancel or not exact penalty for (an offense); forgive
  3. To allow (an offense or fault) to pass without punishment or disfavor.
To prevent the imposition of a scheduled or expected punishment, especially temporarily.
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  1. To prevent the imposition of a scheduled or expected punishment, especially temporarily.
  2. To postpone the punishment of; esp., to postpone the execution of (a person condemned to death)
  3. To give temporary relief to, as from trouble or pain
The act of commiserating; sorrow for the wants, afflictions, or distresses of another; pity; compassion.
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  1. The act of commiserating; sorrow for the wants, afflictions, or distresses of another; pity; compassion.
  2. The feeling or expression of pity or sorrow.
Sorrow for the sufferings or trouble of another or others, accompanied by an urge to help; deep sympathy; pity
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  1. Sorrow for the sufferings or trouble of another or others, accompanied by an urge to help; deep sympathy; pity
Expression of sympathy with another in grief
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  1. Expression of sympathy with another in grief
  2. Sympathy with a person who has experienced pain, grief, or misfortune:
  3. An expression or declaration of such sympathy.
The projection of one's own personality into the personality of another in order to understand the person better; ability to share in another's emotions, thoughts, or feelings
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  1. The projection of one's own personality into the personality of another in order to understand the person better; ability to share in another's emotions, thoughts, or feelings
  2. The ability to identify with or understand another's situation or feelings:
  3. The attribution of one's own feelings to an object:
Agreement with or support for an opinion or position:
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  1. Agreement with or support for an opinion or position:
  2. Pity or compassion felt for another's trouble, suffering, etc.
  3. A mutual liking or understanding arising from sameness of feeling
An act committed in violation of law where the consequence of conviction by a court is punishment, especially where the punishment is a serious one such as imprisonment.
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  1. An act committed in violation of law where the consequence of conviction by a court is punishment, especially where the punishment is a serious one such as imprisonment.
  2. An act committed in violation of a law prohibiting it, or omitted in violation of a law ordering it; often, specif., such an act of a serious nature, as a felony: crimes are variously punishable by death, imprisonment, or the imposition of certain fines or restrictions: the range of crime includes felonies and misdemeanors, but not petty violations of local ordinances
  3. Unlawful activity:
A painful emotion caused by the awareness of having done something wrong or foolish:
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  1. A painful emotion caused by the awareness of having done something wrong or foolish:
  2. A tendency to have feelings of this kind, or a capacity for such feeling
  3. Respect for propriety or morality:
(Slang) An adverse reaction to a hallucinogenic drug.
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  1. (Slang) An adverse reaction to a hallucinogenic drug.
  2. (Slang) Any unpleasant or unsatisfactory thing or experience
  3. (Slang) One that depresses, frustrates, or disappoints:
To suffer a dull, sustained pain.
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  1. To suffer a dull, sustained pain.
  2. To have or give dull, steady pain
  3. To feel sympathy, pity, etc. (for)
To condole or sympathize (with)
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  1. To condole or sympathize (with)
  2. To feel or express sorrow or pity for; sympathize with.
To believe; think:
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  1. To believe; think:
  2. To be aware of; sense:
  3. To have compassion or sympathy:
To be in accord; correspond.
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  1. To be in accord; correspond.
  2. To share or understand the feelings or ideas of another:
  3. To feel or express sympathy, esp. in pity or compassion; commiserate
To be filled with longing or desire
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  1. To be filled with longing or desire
  2. To have a strong, often sad longing:
  3. To feel tenderness or sympathy

Synonym Study

  • Condolence now usually implies a formal expression of sympathy with another in deep sorrow a letter of condolence
  • Sympathy , in this connection, implies such kinship of feeling as enables one to really understand or even to share the sorrow, trouble, etc. of another a friend I can always turn to for sympathy
  • Commiseration implies openly expressed feelings of pity or sympathetic sorrow she wept with her friend in commiseration
  • Compassion implies sorrow for another's sufferings or trouble accompanied by an urge to help or spare moved by compassion, they did not press for payment
  • Pity implies sorrow felt for another's suffering or misfortune, sometimes connoting slight contempt because the object is regarded as weak or inferior he felt pity for a man so ignorant
Find another word for pity. In this page you can discover 86 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for pity, like: forbearance, humanity, show sympathy, sympathy, compassion, charity, commiseration, condolence, softheartedness, tenderness and pathos.