Pitying

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

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

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 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 …

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  • 6 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 …

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  • 7 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.… …

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

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

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  • 10 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,… …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 pitying — pit·y || pɪtɪ n. mercy, compassion; sympathy, commiseration v. have mercy on, feel compassion for, commiserate with, sympathize with …

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  • 13 pitying — adj sympathetic, sympathizing, ruthful, commiserative, commiserable, commiserating, con dolent, condolatory, condoling, comforting; compassionate, tender, kind, kindly, soft, gentle, mild, mild hearted, soft hearted, exorable, charitable,… …

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  • 14 pitying — pity·ing …

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  • 15 pitying — …

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  • 16 self-pitying — ADJ GRADED Someone who is self pitying is full of self pity. At the risk of sounding self pitying, I d say it has been harder on me than it has on Joanne …

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  • 17 un pitying — index callous, cruel, harsh, obdurate, relentless, remorseless, ruthless, unrelenting Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

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  • 18 self-pitying — self pity ► NOUN ▪ excessive concern with and unhappiness over one s own troubles. DERIVATIVES self pitying adjective …

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  • 19 self-pitying — (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : given to self pity • self pityingly (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adverb * * * ˌself ˈpitying ; adjective Main entry: ↑ …

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  • 20 self-pitying — adjective see self pity …

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