feel sorry for (someone)

(redirected from feel sorry for her)

feel sorry for (someone)

1. To empathize with or feel compassion for another person over his or her sorrows, problems, or plight. It's infuriating that the CEOs swindled the country for millions of dollars, but I feel especially sorry for the thousands of their employees who are now out of a job. I feel so sorry for Johnny—his addiction has gotten completely out of control.
2. To pity someone or his or her situation, especially in a condescending manner. I don't need you or anyone else feeling sorry for me! I must say, I feel sorry for the way you need constant affirmation from other people.
See also: feel, sorry
References in periodicals archive ?
Gillian McNay added: "I really do feel sorry for her family as they will still love her, no matter what.
But Rachael Topping added: "I feel sorry for her family, but also feel slightly sorry for Melissa.
Now I'm getting older I feel sorry for her rather than resent her.
I do feel sorry for her because she's had a lot of stress in the last five years and she's done so much from a young age.
Mary Bailey Wickford, Essex I FIND it hard to feel sorry for her.
The defendant replied: "I feel sorry for her mother.
In a statement released through police, Tracy Dawn Gwynn, who admitted she often breaks down when reminded of what happened, urged people to feel sorry for her son, rather than her.
She said she did not want people to feel sorry for her "because I am still here.
He described his father as a much more relaxed person since he married Camilla, and urged people to feel sorry for her.
We feel sorry for her, but there is nothing right now we can do for her.