- [U]怜悯,同情 sympathy and solo for sb's suffering or unhappiness
- [S]可惜的事,憾事 a sad, unfortunate, inconvenient state of affairs; shame
- vt. 同情; 怜悯 feel pity for sb/sth
- vt. 觉得…可鄙 feel contempt for sb
a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others;
"the blind are too often objects of pity"
an unfortunate development;
"it's a pity he couldn't do it"
the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it
share the suffering of
- The old lady often takes pity on small animals.
- He remained unmoved by her entreaties for pity.
- We took pity on the homeless girl and took her into our house.
- I helped her out of love, not out of pity.
- It's a pity I have to get back to the grindstone.
- It's a pity that you can't come to the party.
- I pity anyone who has to feed a family on such a low income.
- He lay helpless in the street under the pitying gaze of the bystanders.
- I feel no pity for you at all.
- They even showed their enemies pity and kindness.
- The beggar's story excited my pity.
- We watched her with sadness and enormous pity.
- A pang of pity moved her heart.
- She needs help, not pity.
- It's a pity that he can't come.
- It was a great pity that she gave up her own happiness and married a fortune.
- It's a pity that he should be so ill.
- It's a thousand pities that you can't go with us.
- Pity he has never been there.
- What a pity that you did not arrive by the midnight.
- What a pity (that) she isn't here!
- Why do you pity her?
- We pity those unfortunate villagers very much.
- I pity the flood victims.
- I sincerely pity these unfortunate beings.
- I pity you if you think this is an acceptable way to behave.
- He does not want to be pitied.
- The lonely old man was much to be pitied by all of us.
- The cold and hungry children were much to be pitied.
- I think it better to be envied than to be pitied.
- Such a man as he is not to be pitied.
- for pity's sake
请发发慈悲吧 please be merciful
- more's the pity
- out of pity
出于同情 helping sb because one feels pity
- pity in (v.+prep.)
可怜…,同情… feel pity for sb/sth
pity sb in sth
Pity us in our distress.
The fellow doesn't pity anyone in their distress.
- arouse pity 引起同情
- feel pity 感到同情
- have pity on〔upon〕 怜悯…,同情…
- show pity 表示同情
- take pity on〔upon〕 同情…,怜悯…
- pity sincerely 真诚地同情
Pity for that forlorn figure.出自： P. Auster
The humiliation Klein experienced..was so intense that other members were moved to pity.出自： P. Grosskurth
Her sisters were to be pitied for the awfulness of their lives.出自： S. Hastings
I must not pity myself.出自： U. Holden
- pity也可作“可惜的事,令人遗憾的事”解,为可数名词,但往往只用于单数形式,前面常加不定冠词a,常用于“It is/was a pity...”结构,其后可接动词不定式,也可接that从句。在口语中that可以省略, that从句中有时可用虚拟语气。有时还可以把it is省去,直接用pity作为句子的开头。
- pity也常用于“What a pity”结构中,其后可接动词不定式或that从句。
- pity, compassion, mercy, sympathy
- 这组词都有“同情”或“可怜”的意思。其区别在于:pity通常只表示内心感到难过或同情,少给予帮助; sympathy指“同情心”或“恻隐之心”,强调共同分担,进而对某种经历或遭遇引起共鸣; compassion指“同情心”,强调由于理解而同情,并主动给予帮助,常常指通过自身痛苦或不幸而同情别人; mercy指“仁慈”或“怜悯”,含有主动救助别人脱离苦难之义。例如:
- It is a pity that such an ability as him should be employed about such trifle matters.真可惜,像他这样有才能的人竟然被用来做这类琐事。
- Her own experiences had taught her to have compassion for misunderstood children.她自身的遭遇使她认识到应对那些受到误解的孩子予以同情。
- The criminal pleaded with the jury for mercy.犯人恳求陪审团宽恕他。
- He was moved with sympathy.他动了恻隐之心。
误 She is always filled with a pity for poor people.
正 She is always filled with pity for poor people.你们不能接受我的邀请,真是遗憾。
误 It's pity that you can't accept my invitation.
正 It's a pity that you can't accept my invitation.真可惜,你当时没和我们在一起!
误 What pity you were not with us!
正 What a pity you were not with us!
误 He took a pity on the homeless animal.
正 He took pity on the homeless animal.
析 have〔take〕 pity on是固定短语, pity 前无冠词。这个女孩多可怜!
误 What a pity girl she was!
正 What a piteous girl she was!
- ☆ 13世纪初期进入英语，直接源自古法语的pitet，意为怜悯；最初源自拉丁语的pietatem，意为虔诚。