VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

III. SYMPATHETIC AFFECTIONS

2. Special Sympathetic Affections

Pity.

[Antonyms: pitilessness.]

[Nouns] pity, compassion, commiseration; bowels, of compassion; sympathy, fellow-feeling, tenderness, yearning, forbearance, humanity, mercy, clemency; leniency (lenity) [more]; charity, ruth, long- suffering.

melting mood; argumentum ad misericordiam, quarter, grace, locus paenititentiae.

sympathizer; advocate, friend, partisan, patron, wellwisher.

[Verbs] pity; have pity, show pity, take pity; commiserate, compassionate; condole [more]; sympathize; feel for, be sorry for, yearn for; weep, melt, thaw, enter into the feelings of.

forbear, relent, relax, give quarter, wipe the tears, parcere subjectis, give a coup de grace, put out of one's misery.

raise pity, excite pity; touch, soften; melt, melt the heart; propitiate, disarm.

ask for mercy; supplicate (request) [more]; cry for quarter, beg one's life, kneel; deprecate.

[Adjectives] pitying; pitiful, compassionate, sympathetic, touched.

merciful, clement, ruthful; humane; humanitarian (philanthropic) [more]; tender, tender hearted, tender as a chicken; soft, soft hearted; unhardened; lenient [more]; exorable, forbearing; melting; weak.

[Interjections] for pity's sake! mercy! have mercy! cry you mercy! God help you! poor thing! poor dear! poor fellow! woe betide! quis talia fando temperet a lachrymis! [Vergil].

[Phrases] one's heart bleeding for; haud ignara mali miseris succurrere disco [Vergil]; "a fellow feeling makes one wondrous kind" [Garrick]; onor di bocca assai giova e poco costa.

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