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Definition 1: bad; unfortunate - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • my finances were in a deplorable state
  • a lamentable decision
  • her clothes were in sad shape
  • a sorry state of affairs

Synonyms for pitiful in the sense of this definition

(pitiful is similar to ...) having undesirable or negative qualities

"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"

Definition 2: inspiring mixed contempt and pity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

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

Synonyms for pitiful in the sense of this definition

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

Definition 3: deserving or inciting pity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where pitiful 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 pitiful in the sense of this definition

(pitiful 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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