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alms - Goes back to Greek eleemosune, "compassion, pity," and eleos, "mercy." More...
bemoan, lament - Bemoaning is motivated when pity or grief is over an event that is joined to a consequence, whereas lamenting is motivated when the grief is over the event itself. More...
pity, piety - Pity and piety shared the meanings "compassion" and "dutifulness, reverence" for a while. More...
ruth, ruthless, ruthful - Ruth, meaning "compassion, pity," is part of ruthless and ruthful. More...