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1. pitiful

adjective. ['ˈpɪtəfəl'] inspiring mixed contempt and pity.

Synonyms

  • pathetic
  • contemptible

Antonyms

  • ample
  • superior
  • happy

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • pity (English)
  • pité (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Pitiful

  • apfel
  • apocryphal
  • awful
  • awful
  • baffle
  • baleful
  • bashful
  • beautiful
  • biffle
  • blissful
  • boastful
  • bountiful
  • bountiful
  • careful
  • cheerful
  • coffel
  • colorful
  • cranfill
  • deceitful
  • deceitful

Sentences with pitiful


1. Adjective
Sectioning it off means less work for you and fewer pitiful meows from your kitty.

Quotes about pitiful


1. Love, as wonderful and horrible as it is, has at its center a kind of pitiful humor.
- Tim O'Brien

2. They believe themselves Lucifer's equals, Cain, all these pitiful little gnats. But there is only one that we have ever owned to be our superior. There is but one greater than us, and to him... to him we no longer speak.
- Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists

3. I preach that odd defiant melancholy that sees the dreadful loneliness of the human soul and the pitiful disaster of human life as ever redeemable and redeemed by compassion, friendship and love.
- John Derbyshire, Fire from the Sun

2. pitiful

adjective. ['ˈpɪtəfəl'] bad; unfortunate.

Synonyms

  • sad
  • lamentable
  • sorry
  • deplorable
  • distressing

Antonyms

  • successful
  • auspicious
  • inauspiciousness
  • unpropitiousness

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • pity (English)
  • pité (Anglo-Norman)

3. pitiful

adjective. ['ˈpɪtəfəl'] deserving or inciting pity.

Synonyms

  • unfortunate
  • hapless
  • pitiable
  • wretched
  • piteous
  • poor
  • pathetic
  • misfortunate

Antonyms

  • comfortable
  • achiever
  • privileged
  • lucky

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • pity (English)
  • pité (Anglo-Norman)
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