HyperDic: pitiful

English > 3 senses of the word pitiful:
ADJECTIVEallpitiful, pathetic, pitiableinspiring mixed contempt / contempt and pity
allpitiful, deplorable, distressing, lamentable, sad, sorrybad
allpitiful, hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, poor, wretcheddeserving or inciting pity
pitiful > pronunciation
Soundspih'tahfahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > pitiful: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaninginspiring mixed contempt / contempt and pity.
Example "pitiful exhibition of cowardice"
Synonymspathetic, pitiable
BroadercontemptibleDeserving of contempt / contempt or scorn
Spanishpatético
Catalanpatètic
Adverbspitifullyto a pitiful degree
English > pitiful: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningbad; unfortunate.
Synonymsdeplorable, distressing, lamentable, sad, sorry
BroaderbadHaving undesirable or negative qualities
Spanishdeplorable, desolador, lamentable, lamentoso, penoso, triste
Catalandeplorable
English > pitiful: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningdeserving or inciting pity.
Example "a pitiful fate"
Synonymshapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, poor, wretched
Broaderunfortunatenot favored by fortune
Spanishcuitado, desafortunado, desdichado, desgraciado, desventurado, infeliz, infortunado, lastimoso, miserable, mísero, pobre, triste
Catalandesafortunat, desgraciat, desventurat, dissortat, infeliç, llastimós, miserable, pobre, trist

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