pity

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pity

noun commiseration, compassion, condolement, condolence, consolation, feeling, fellow feeling, fellow sufferrng, fellowship in sorrow, kindliness, lenience, leniency, lenity, mercifulness, mercy, misericordia, quarter, ruth, sympathy
Associated concepts: amnesty, clemency, pardon
See also: lenience, relent, sympathize
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Instead of pity, Nehanda presents strength as a desirable outcome of support; this helps to position being pitied as a sign of weakness, and therefore as something to avoid.
Flournoy was not about to sit around and be pitied.
Instead of Africa's poor being divided into pitied units and put at the receiving end of international philanthropy, the West should keep the pity and empower the people.
THERE are four kinds of tempers; he whom it is easy to provoke and easy to pacify, his loss disappears in his gain; he whom it is hard to provoke and hard to pacify,his gain disappears in his loss; he whom it is hard to provoke and easy to pacify is a saint,he whom it is easy to provoke and hard to pacify is to be pitied.