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The ClueIt may be "aw"-inspiring (4 letter answer)
NotesThe answer PITY is uncommon, appearing about once every 400 puzzles.
Related CluesBleed for
Feel sorry for
Feeling for the unfortunate
Opposite of schadenfreude
"What a shame"
"And never a saint took ___ . . . "
Wistful comment, after "a"
"___ makes suffering contagious": Nietzsche
"The scavenger of misery," per Shaw
"Town Without ___," 1961 film
"___ ever healeth envy": F. Bacon
"For ___ runneth soon in gentle hearts": Chaucer
DefinitionPITY as a noun:
1. (commiseration, pity, ruth, pathos) = a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others; "the blind are too often objects of pity"
2. (pity, shame) = an unfortunate development; "it's a pity he couldn't do it"
3. (compassion, pity) = the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it
PITY as a verb:
1. (feel for, pity, compassionate, condole with, sympathize with) = share the suffering of