feel sorry for (someone)

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feel sorry for (someone)

1. To empathize with or feel compassion for another person and their 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 their 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.
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be/feel ˈsorry for somebody

feel sympathy or pity for somebody: I feel sorry for all the people who are alone at Christmas.
See also: feel, for, somebody, sorry
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And you say it again, oh, and again, I feel sorry for you.
I can say I must have empathy if I feel sorry for you.
Do they only talk to you because they feel sorry for you? It sounds as if you're popular and you've clearly dealt with your disfigurement positively.
Paul Jack last night told red-carded Hibs star Gordon Hunter: "I don't feel sorry for you!"
This provider starts with "I feel sorry for you" or "Shame on you, what you are doing is wrong and against the oath you took when you graduated from medical school." Do not respond to this person; you cannot change his or her mind.