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pity

US [ˈpɪti]
UK ['pɪtɪ]
  • v.怜悯;可怜;同情
  • n.怜悯;同情;(用于表示失望)遗憾
  • Web可惜;憾事;遗憾的事
Simple Present:pities  Present Participle:pitying  Past Tense:pitied  
pity
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n.
1.
[u]
~ (for sb/sth)
同情;怜悯a feeling of sympathy and sadness caused by the suffering and troubles of others
I could only feel pity for what they were enduring.
对他们所受的苦难我唯有同情而已。
a look/feeling/surge of pity
怜悯的表情╱感觉╱涌动
I took pity on her and lent her the money.
我同情她,就把钱借给了她。
I beg you to have pity on him.
请你可怜可怜他吧。
I don't want your pity.
我用不着你可怜。
2.
[sing]
a ~ (that…)
(用于表示失望)遗憾,可惜used to show that you are disappointed about sth
It's a pity that you can't stay longer.
你不能再多停留些时间,真是遗憾。
‘I've lost it!’ ‘Oh, what a pity .’
“我把东西弄丢了!”“哎呀,真可惜。”
What a pity that she didn't tell me earlier.
真遗憾,她没有早点告诉我。
It seems a pity to waste this food.
浪费这些食物真可惜。
This dress is really nice. Pity it's so expensive.
这件连衣裙真不错,只可惜太贵了。
Oh, that's a pity .
唉,那可真遗憾。
It would be a great pity if you gave up now.
你要是现在放弃,那就太可惜了。
IDM
‘Was the bicycle insured?’ ‘No, more's the pity!’
“自行车上保险没有?”“没有。真倒霉!”
mores the pity
(informal)
不幸地unfortunately
‘Was the bicycle insured?’ ‘No, more's the pity!’
“自行车上保险没有?”“没有。真倒霉!”
v.
1.
同情;怜悯;可怜to feel sorry for sb because of their situation; to feel pity for sb
He pitied people who were stuck in dead-end jobs.
他很同情那些工作上毫无前途的人。
Compulsive gamblers are more to be pitied than condemned.
对嗜赌成瘾者要多些同情,少些谴责。
I pity her having to work such long hours.
她不得不加班加点工作,真让我同情。

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