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Synonyms for pitiable
ˈpɪt i ə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pathetic, pitiable, pitiful(adj)

    inspiring mixed contempt and pity

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

    Synonyms:
    distressing, poor, lamentable, deplorable, sorry, misfortunate, silly, pathetic, ridiculous, sad, miserable, piteous, pitiful, wretched, hapless

    Antonyms:
    estimable, fortunate

  2. hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched(adj)

    deserving or inciting pity

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    ridiculous, paltry, deplorable, scummy, woeful, slimy, execrable, suffering, scurvy, vile, low-down, despicable, inadequate, low, miserable, worthless, sad, piteous, hapless, lamentable, misfortunate, distressing, measly, poor, pathetic, short, wretched, silly, sorry, pitiful, abject, unworthy, ugly

    Antonyms:
    estimable, fortunate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pitiable

    Pitiful originally signified full of pity; as, "the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy," James v, 11; but this usage is now archaic, and the meaning in question is appropriated by such words as merciful and compassionate. Pitiful and pitiable now refer to what may be deserving of pity, pitiful being used chiefly for that which is merely an object of thought, pitiable for that which is brought directly before the senses; as, a pitiful story; a pitiable object; a pitiable condition. Since pity, however, always implies weakness or inferiority in that which is pitied, pitiful and pitiable are often used, by an easy transition, for what might awaken pity, but does awaken contempt; as, a pitiful excuse; he presented a pitiable appearance. Piteous is now rarely used in its earlier sense of feeling pity, but in its derived sense applies to what really excites the emotion; as, a piteous cry. Compare HUMANE; MERCY; PITY.

    Synonyms:
    abject, base, contemptible, despicable, lamentable, miserable, mournful, moving, paltry, pathetic, piteous, pitiful, sorrowful, touching, woful, wretched

    Antonyms:
    august, beneficent, commanding, dignified, exalted, glorious, grand, great, helpful, lofty, mighty, noble, sublime, superb, superior

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pitiable(a.)

    Synonyms:
    deplorable, wretched, miserable, piteous, deserving pity, to be pitied

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pitiable(a)

    Synonyms:
    sad, piteous, lamentable, deplorable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    pathetic, pitiful

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How to use pitiable in a sentence?

  1. Masahiko Sato:

    What I want most to tell people is, 'Don't underestimate your abilities. There are things you cannot do but there are lots of things you can do, so do not despair, the most painful thing is when someone says 'I am pitiable'. I am not pitiable. There are inconveniences, but I am not unhappy.

  2. Goethe:

    There is nothing more pitiable in the world than an irresolute man vacillating between two feelings, who would willingly unite the two, and who does not perceive that nothing can unite them.

  3. Masahiko Sato:

    The most painful thing is when someone says 'I am pitiable'. I am not pitiable. There are inconveniences, but I am not unhappy.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    If an academic qualification had ever importance or value in people’s life, then we would have neither seen so much cases of pitiable financial position or plight of teachers & writers nor so many cases of school or college drop-outs reaching to the topmost height as the owner or head of the organization


Translations for pitiable

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  • erbarmenswert, bedauernswert, bedauerlich, kläglich, erbärmlichGerman
  • pitoyableFrench

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