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Definition 1: inspiring mixed contempt and pity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where pitiable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • their efforts were pathetic
  • pitiable lack of character
  • pitiful exhibition of cowardice

Synonyms for pitiable in the sense of this definition

(pitiable is similar to ...) deserving of contempt or scorn

Definition 2: deserving or inciting pity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where pitiable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a hapless victim
  • miserable victims of war
  • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic
  • piteous appeals for help
  • pitiable homeless children
  • a pitiful fate
  • Oh, you poor thing
  • his poor distorted limbs
  • a wretched life

Synonyms for pitiable in the sense of this definition

(pitiable is similar to ...) not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune

"an unfortunate turn of events" "an unfortunate decision" "unfortunate investments" "an unfortunate night for all concerned"

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