more's the pity

This page is about the conversational phrase more's the pity


You can say this if you're disappointed that something's true, or disappointed that something's happened or will happen.

For example

  • "You're going home tomorrow, aren't you?"
    "Yes, more's the pity. I love it here in Thailand."

  • "Is the movie still showing?"
    "No, more's the pity. I would've liked to see it but it finished yesterday."

A synonym of "unfortunately"

Quick Quiz

I said, "Is Silvio at work?" and his wife said, "Yes, more's the pity.

a. I need him here at home."

b. So his boss helps him out."

c. He's earning more than usual."

Contributor: Matt Errey