pitying
adjective Date: 1589 expressing or feeling pity • pityingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pitying — Pit y*ing, a. Expressing pity; as, a pitying eye, glance, or word. {Pit y*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pitying — index lenient Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pitying — pit|y|ing [ˈpıtiıŋ] adj pitying look/smile/glance a look or smile that shows you feel pity for someone ▪ Ellen gave me a pitying look …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pitying — pit|y|ing [ pıtiıŋ ] adjective a pitying expression shows that you feel pity for someone, but sometimes also that you do not think they deserve respect: To her annoyance, he gave her a pitying look. ╾ pit|y|ing|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pitying — [[t]pɪ̱tiɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A pitying look shows that someone feels pity and perhaps slight contempt. She gave him a pitying look; that was the sort of excuse her father would use. Derived words: pityingly ADV ADV after v Stasik looked at him …   English dictionary

  • pitying — UK [ˈpɪtɪɪŋ] / US adjective a pitying expression shows that you feel pity for someone, but sometimes also that shows you do not think they deserve respect To her annoyance, he gave her a pitying look. Derived word: pityingly adverb …   English dictionary

  • Pitying — Pity Pit y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pitied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pitying}.] 1. To feel pity or compassion for; to have sympathy with; to compassionate; to commiserate; to have tender feelings toward (any one), awakened by a knowledge of suffering.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pitying — pityingly, adv. /pit ee ing/, adj. full of or expressing pity: a pitying look. [1640 50; PITY + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • pitying — Synonyms and related words: bleeding, charitable, clement, commiserative, compassionate, condolent, forbearant, gentle, human, humane, lenient, melting, merciful, ruthful, soft, softhearted, sympathetic, sympathizing, tender, tenderhearted,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pitying — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. tender, compassionate, sympathetic; see kind . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Feeling or expressing pity: commiserative, compassionate, condolatory, sympathetic. Archaic: piteous, pitiful. See FEELINGS, PITY …   English dictionary for students

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