KJV Dictionary Definition: pitied


PIT'IED, pp. Compassionated. See the verb, to pity.


PIT'IFUL, a. See Pity. Full of pity; tender; compassionate; having a heart to feel sorrow and sympathy for the distressed. James 5. 1 Pet.3. This is the proper sense of the word.

1. Miserable; moving compassion; as a sight most pitiful; a pitiful condition.

2. To be pitied for its littleness or meanness; paltry; contemptible; despicable.

That's villainous, and shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it.

3. Very small; insignificant.


PIT'IFULNESS, n. Tenderness of heart that disposes to pity; mercy; compassion.

1. Contemptibleness.


PITY, n. The Latin,Italian, Spanish and Portuguese languages unite pity and piety in the same word, and the word may be from the root of compassion; L. patior, to suffer.

1. The feeling or suffering of one person, excited by the distresses of another; sympathy with the grief or misery of another; compassion or fellow-suffering.

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth to the Lord. Prov.19.

In Scripture however, the word pity usually includes

compassion accompanied with some act of charity or benevolence, and not simply a fellow feeling of distress.

Pity is always painful, yet always agreeable.

2. The ground or subject of pity; cause of grief; thing to be regretted.

What pity is it

That we can die but once to serve our country!

That he is old, the more is the pity, his white hairs do witness it.

In this sense, the word has a plural. It is a thousand pities he should waste his estate in prodigality.