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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Taking pity on the young couple, Walter allows them to stay, forging a tender bond of friendship with the outsiders.
Taking pity on Nichol, Sheriff Kevin Drummond simply admonished him.
Wednesday: Teachers (C4,10pm)One of the best comedies on the box tonight sees scary school secretary Liz taking pity on the homeless,haplessly romantic Bob, who seems to be just a source of amusement for his less-than sympathetic colleagues.
A ``KIND'' widow of almost 60 was raped in her own bed after taking pity on a man she believed was homeless.
And taking pity on his plight the judge added: "Maybe I'm an old romantic but I can't convict him.