Thesaurus > Related Words: pitiful

  Words related to pitiful

Related / Similar Words: pathetic, pitiable, hapless, miserable, misfortunate, piteous, poor, wretched, deplorable, distressing, lamentable, sad, sorry

 

Definition:
  • inspiring mixed contempt and pity; "their efforts were pathetic"; "pitiable lack of character"; "pitiful exhibition of cowardice";
  • deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor d;
  • bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs";

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