Pitiful synonyms

pĭt'ĭ-fəl
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Suffering distress:
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Expressing, arousing, or intended to arouse pity, sorrow, sympathy, or compassion; pitiful
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Of poor quality; inferior:
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Francis Bacon
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Producing sorrow; exciting grief; mournful; lamentable; grievous.
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The definition of lamentable is something to view with regret or pity.
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Sharply painful to the feelings; piercing
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Feeling or expressing commiseration, compassion, pity or sympathy
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The definition of dismal is something that is gloomy that makes you feel sad.
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The definition of deplorable is very bad, disgusting and wretched.
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Provoking sadness and pity.
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Causing to act; impelling, influencing, etc.
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Exciting strong feelings, as of inspiration; rousing.
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That or who arouses or arouse.
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That causes great grief, anguish or distress.
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Having or showing those positive aspects of nature and character regarded as distinguishing humans from other animals:
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Dramatic is defined as something that is like a play.
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Causing anguish or deep distress; arousing deep sympathy.
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Dismal; dreary:
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Affecting
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Experiencing pain. syn.
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Negative, unfavorable, or disapproving:
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Bereft or deprived:
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Poor in quality; very inferior
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Trashy, trivial, of little value
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(Obsolete) Contemptuous.
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Cheerful; willing:
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Being in or characterized by good spirits; merry.
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The definition of joyful is expressing delight or happiness.
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Not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions, representations, etc.
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Feeling or expressing sympathy or pity:
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Sunk to or existing in a low condition, state, or position. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
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Said of weather and similar circumstances that are mild.
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(Obsolete) pitiable
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Of a leave, given to someone because of a domestic emergency.
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Deserving to be despised; contemptible
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Not harsh or severe in disciplining, punishing, judging, etc.; mild; merciful; clement
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(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
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Full of mercy; having, feeling, or showing mercy; compassionate; lenient, clement, etc.
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Pitiful; evincing pity, compassion, or sympathy.
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Arousing or deserving of pity or compassion; lamentable.
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(Now Rare) Full of ruth; feeling, showing, or arousing pity or sorrow
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Alternative form of tenderhearted.
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Deplorably bad:
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First-rate; of the highest quality; exceptionally good.
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Superior means higher or greater in value.
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Outstandingly good of its kind; of exceptional merit, virtue, etc.
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Important or valuable enough to repay time or effort spent; of true value
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Wonderful is defined as an amazing, astonishing, excellent or enjoyable person, thing or event.
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Feeling or showing sorrow or pity; mournful
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Feeling or expressing pity
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Agreeably suited to one's disposition or mood; congenial:
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Arousing or deserving pity
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Feeling or expressing pity
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Devoid of talent or skill.
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Having suffered misfortune; pitiable
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Emotionally touching; evoking pity, sympathy, etc.
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The definition of mournful is feeling or expressing sorrow, grief or depression.
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Lacking cheer; depressing.
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Offering no comfort.
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Without joy; sullen, gloomy, dreary, etc.
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Synonym Study

  • Piteous stresses the nature of the thing calling for pity rather than its influence on the observer piteous groans
  • Pitiable emphasizes the deserving, rather than the arousing, of pity, and may also suggest a greater or lesser degree of contempt mingled with commiseration their situation was pitiable
  • Pitiful applies to that which arouses or deserves pity because it is sad, pathetic, etc. the suffering of the starving children was pitiful, but is often used now to imply contemptible inadequacy a pitiful amount
Find another word for pitiful. In this page you can discover 73 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for pitiful, like: distressed, pathetic, miserable, sad, sorrowful, distressing, lamentable, poignant, commiserative, dismal and deplorable.