Part of speech:
Expressing, arousing, or intended to arouse pity, sorrow, sympathy, or compassion; pitiful
Of poor quality; inferior:
The definition of lamentable is something to view with regret or pity.
Sharply painful to the feelings; piercing
The definition of dismal is something that is gloomy that makes you feel sad.
The definition of deplorable is very bad, disgusting and wretched.
Causing to act; impelling, influencing, etc.
Exciting strong feelings, as of inspiration; rousing.
That or who arouses or arouse.
Having or showing those positive aspects of nature and character regarded as distinguishing humans from other animals:
Dramatic is defined as something that is like a play.
Causing anguish or deep distress; arousing deep sympathy.
Negative, unfavorable, or disapproving:
Bereft or deprived:
Poor in quality; very inferior
Being in or characterized by good spirits; merry.
The definition of joyful is expressing delight or happiness.
Feeling or expressing sympathy or pity:
Sunk to or existing in a low condition, state, or position. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
Deserving to be despised; contemptible
Not harsh or severe in disciplining, punishing, judging, etc.; mild; merciful; clement
(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
Full of mercy; having, feeling, or showing mercy; compassionate; lenient, clement, etc.
Arousing or deserving of pity or compassion; lamentable.
(Now Rare) Full of ruth; feeling, showing, or arousing pity or sorrow
Superior means higher or greater in value.
Outstandingly good of its kind; of exceptional merit, virtue, etc.
Important or valuable enough to repay time or effort spent; of true value
Wonderful is defined as an amazing, astonishing, excellent or enjoyable person, thing or event.
Feeling or showing sorrow or pity; mournful
Feeling or expressing pity
Agreeably suited to one's disposition or mood; congenial:
Arousing or deserving pity
Feeling or expressing pity
Emotionally touching; evoking pity, sympathy, etc.
The definition of mournful is feeling or expressing sorrow, grief or depression.
Lacking cheer; depressing.
Without joy; sullen, gloomy, dreary, etc.
- 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
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