pitied pitied  /ˈpɪ ˌtid/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
  2. (n) an unfortunate development
  3. (n) the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it
  4. (v) share the suffering of

Usage(s):

  1. Taking counsel from this time-honored precedent, Genji blandly ignored the conscience-smitten Kashiwagi, and soon actually pitied his terror-stricken young Nyosan.
  2. He's meant to be pitied as much as reviled.
  3. God pitied her and, taking her brain, created a male companion.

News

  • STEM Benefits Being Oversold?

    U.S. education lusts for STEM. Prepare to be pitied if you ask at a school conference what the acronym means (science, technology, engineering, math). There are STEM schools, STEM programs, STEM books, STEM experts. STEM grant applications get more respect.
    on October 1, 2013     Source: Valley News

Quotes

  1. "In the two decades she fought the disease, Kay never allowed herself to be victimized by cancer," said Tennessee coach Pat Summitt. "Kay never pitied herself. Instead, she tried to bring awareness to the horrible disease that was robbing her...
    on Jan 24, 2009 By: Pat Summitt Source: USA Today

  2. "One tends to look down on people with senile dementia. They're viewed as people who should be pitied and that's all. They do perhaps have problems of awareness but they still have their feelings which have remained intact and their soul is still...
    on May 26, 2007 By: Naomi Kawase Source: Khaleej Times

  3. Convinced that Jesus rose from the dead, Paul said, "If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all people" (1 Corinthians 15:19). "The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of...
    on Jul 7, 2007 By: the Apostle Paul Source: Bradenton Herald

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