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Synonyms for pitiful

Synonyms for (adjective) pitiful

Synonyms: pathetic, pitiable, pitiful Definition: inspiring mixed contempt and pity Usage: their efforts were pathetic; pitiable lack of character; pitiful exhibition of cowardice

Similar words: contemptible Definition: deserving of contempt or scorn

Synonyms: hapless, poor, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, wretched, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic Definition: deserving or inciting pity Usage: 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 distorted limbs; a wretched life

Similar words: unfortunate Definition: not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune Usage: an unfortunate turn of events; an unfortunate decision; unfortunate investments; an unfortunate night for all concerned

Synonyms: deplorable, distressing, pitiful, lamentable, sorry, sad Definition: bad; unfortunate Usage: my finances were in a deplorable state; a lamentable decision; her clothes were in sad shape; a sorry state of affairs

Similar words: bad Definition: having undesirable or negative qualities Usage: a bad report card; his sloppy appearance made a bad impression; a bad little boy; clothes in bad shape; a bad cut; bad luck; the news was very bad; the reviews were bad; the pay is bad; it was a bad light for reading; the movie was a bad choice