Another word for pity
sympathy, compassion, charity, commiseration, condolence, softheartedness, tenderness, pathos, compunction, understanding, mercy, forbearance, ruth, warmheartedness, kindliness, fellow feeling, brotherly love, unselfishness, benevolence, favor, philanthropy, largeheartedness, clemency, humanity; see also kindness 1.
Anything that might move one to pity, sense 1
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; 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; commiseration implies openly expressed feelings of pity or sympathetic sorrow she wept with her friend in commiseration; 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; condolence now usually implies a formal expression of sympathy with another in deep sorrow a letter of condolencehave <strong>or </strong>take pity on
To feel pity for
feel sorry for, feel for, sympathize with, commiserate, be sorry for, condole, be sympathetic to, show sympathy, express sympathy for, feel with, bleed for, grieve with, weep for; see also comfort, sympathize.
To be merciful to
Another word for pitynoun
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