it's a pity that

it's a pity that
it is too bad that, it is unfortunate that

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  • pity — The type Pity we can t get this to work is an acceptable conversational shortening of It is a pity that… …   Modern English usage

  • pity — pit|y1 S3 [ˈpıti] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: pité, from Latin pietas piety, pity , from pius; PIOUS] 1.) a pity spoken used to show that you are disappointed about something and you wish things could happen differently = ↑shame (it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pity — [[t]pɪ̱ti[/t]] pities, pitying, pitied 1) N UNCOUNT: oft N for n If you feel pity for someone, you feel very sorry for them. → See also self pity He felt a sudden tender pity for her... She knew that she was an object of pity among her friends.… …   English dictionary

  • pity — 1 noun 1 (it s a) pity spoken used to show that you are disappointed about something and you wish things could happen differently (+ (that)): Ralph s a really nice guy pity he s not better looking. | It s a pity that Jan and George can t make it… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pity — pit|y1 [ pıti ] noun uncount 1. ) a strong feeling of sympathy that you have for someone because they are very unhappy or in a bad situation: She looked at him with a mixture of pity and disgust. There was pity in her voice. feel pity for someone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pity — I UK [ˈpɪtɪ] / US noun [uncountable] ** 1) a strong feeling of sympathy that you have for someone because they are very unhappy or in a bad situation She looked at him with a mixture of pity and disgust. There was pity in her voice. feel pity for …   English dictionary

  • pity — n. 1) to arouse pity 2) to feel; show pity 3) to have, take pity on smb. 4) pity for 5) a pity to + inf. (it s a pity to see what has happened) 6) a pity that + clause (it s a pity that the meeting was canceled) 7) out of pity (he agreed out of… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pity — 01. The child felt [pity] for the mouse he had caught, and let it go. 02. Even though he killed someone, I can t help feeling [pity] for him, knowing that he was severely abused by his parents as a child. 03. It was a [pity] that we didn t take… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • pity — noun 1 feeling of sadness for sb/sth VERB + PITY ▪ be filled with, be full of, feel, have ▪ show ▪ arouse, evoke, inspire …   Collocations dictionary

  • pity is akin to love — 1601 SHAKESPEARE Twelfth Night III. i. 119 I pity you. That’s a degree to love. 1696 T. SOUTHERNE Oroonoko II. i. Do, pity me: Pity’s a kin to Love. a 1895 F. LOCKER LAMPSON My Confidences (1896) 95 They say that Pity is akin to Love, though only …   Proverbs new dictionary

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