Share this entry

pity
British English: /ˈpɪti/
American English: /ˈpɪdi/

Translation of pity in Italian:

noun

  • 1 (compassion) out of pity
    per pietà
    to feel pity
    provare compassione
    to have o take pity on somebody
    avere pietà, compassione di qualcuno
    to move somebody to pity
    fare compassione a qualcuno o muovere qualcuno a compassione

transitive verb

  • 1 (feel compassion for)
    avere pietà, compassione di, compiangere, commiserare (person)
    he's to be pitied
    è da compatire
    it's the police I pity, not the criminals
    è la polizia che mi fa pena, non i criminali

Definition of pity in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: