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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To answer to the above queries are that all are not in the same boat brothers are the most altruistic answers that some sections of the Indian populace are eating up the creams of development processes whereas bulk of the population are in a pitiable state of affairs.
That they can be bothered is pitiable in itself but that they go out in rural areas hiding under the cover of darkness is even more pathetic.
The statement underpins the pitiable state of being locked in a physical body of a certain sex by an unorthodox craving for the same sex, not for the opposite sex.
Pitiable, tenth-rate politicians, but live in Wales, get Labour.
Increases in the minimum wage and the indexation of various pensions mean lower income households have seen their incomes grow by a similar, if pitiable, amount as median households since the GFC.
This is the one where poor pitiful, pitiable Gollum joins Frodo and Sam on their journey to Mordor.
The move was much- awaited in schools across the state as the condition of toilets is pitiable and is also one of the reasons for the increasing number of students' drop- out.
Also, the condition of individuals either recruited anew or those who have gone for correction of status, is pitiable.
Many may debate the severity of Fifa's sentence, but it is Suarez who will cut a lonely, pitiable figure in the game -- shorn of friends, fans and, more importantly, the respect of the national team with whom he was supposed to have brought honour to his country.
The pitiable condition of the road makes it hard to drive, and in many sections of the 20-km-long road stretch, shoulders and roadside protections are missing.
Rana Mashhood Ahmed further said that after continuous failures, the condition of Imran Khan has become pitiable and people are not ready to listen to him.
Senior staff are paid fabulous wages and bonuses, whilst the lowest paid staff on hospital wards and ageing workers outside, work ghastly hours for pitiable wages.