Definitions for pitiable

Definitions for (adj) pitiable

Main entry: pathetic, pitiable, pitiful

Definition: inspiring mixed contempt and pity

Usage: their efforts were pathetic; pitiable lack of character; pitiful exhibition of cowardice

Main entry: 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

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