Pity is a feeling of sorrow or sympathy for someone or something.(noun)
An example of pity is what might be felt by someone toward a child after seeing the child's dog get hit by a car.
See pity in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. pities
Origin: ME pite < OFr pitet < L pietas: see piety
See pity in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. pit·ies
Origin: Middle English pite
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin pietās, piety, compassion
Origin: , from pius, dutiful.
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