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Synonyms for pitiful
ˈpɪt ɪ fəlpiti·ful

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pitiful

    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, pitiable, sorrowful, touching, woful, wretched

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pathetic, pitiable, pitifuladjective

    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, pitiable, ridiculous, sad, miserable, piteous, wretched, hapless

    Antonyms:
    fortunate, good, estimable

  2. deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorryadjective

    bad; unfortunate

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

    Synonyms:
    regretful, deplorable, hapless, no-account, reprehensible, woeful, dismal, troubling, execrable, dingy, disconsolate, perturbing, no-count, good-for-nothing, miserable, worrying, criminal, no-good, vicious, disturbing, dark, grim, sad, piteous, condemnable, lamentable, worrisome, misfortunate, pitiable, distressing, bad, poor, pathetic, wretched, sorry, gloomy, drab, distressful, dreary, drear, good-for-naught, blue, meritless

    Antonyms:
    fortunate, estimable, good

  3. hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretchedadjective

    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, pitiable, distressing, measly, poor, pathetic, short, wretched, silly, sorry, abject, unworthy, ugly

    Antonyms:
    estimable, good, fortunate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pitifuladjective

    Synonyms:
    compassionate, tender, tender-hearted, sympathetic, kind, merciful, lenient, mild

  2. pitifuladjective

    Synonyms:
    mean, base, vile, low, paltry, sorry, abject, rascally, contemptible, despicable, insignificant, worthless

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pitifuladjective

    Synonyms:
    tender-hearted, compassionate, merciful, lenient, ruthful, clement, lamentable, piteous, sad, sorrowful, despicable, contemptible, abject, mean

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  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Peering into reality, you see more, you see superfluous. 2. Love will disappear only greedy egoism will remain when people are born only from a test tube, and surrogate mothers. Surrogate love is replaced by lust. Love will die, only greedy lust will remain. 3. Human instincts deprive of honor and give rise to the vices of despair, and this is worse than animals. 4. Life is the nostalgia of happiness which is replaced by the amnesia of eternity. Consciousness turns into undead, merged together with the endless voids of reality. 5. Life - this is the rate of rotting meat, accelerates maturity or infantilism in which a desperate attempt is made to prolong happiness. 1. In reincarnation and the wheel of samsara, you seem to be cloned, split personality. The game starts over and over. You are running in the samsara wheel like a sports treadmill. You're running nowhere. If you could collect all the I you had in previous lives, you would understand your future, that in the future there is only emptiness of illusions. Collect all the experiences of life to collect yourself. But here amnesia intervenes which acts as a humane pain reliever from the past. 2. In the great web of illusions, you find only temporary self-deception. 3. If you gaze for a long time out the window, into the dull landscape, with such a meditation on reality, lyrical romance. You see that this landscape is very beautiful, that eternity is beautiful. That life is very beautiful, and only problems are ugly because they are inadequate. You see beauty in everyday life like an artist. Illusions dissipate like a fog of self-deception and you see the beauty of eternity and understand that you are immortal. 4. Reality is energetic, paradoxical illusions of self-deception, a fog of illusions in the midst of endless emptiness. 5. The pills increase the timing of the absurd, and plunging into amnesia of denial. 6. Abstaining from anger and sex is like popcorn in the oven, thoughts quickly cook. 7. Loneliness will turn you into a dumb genius. 1. Sleep is the core of loneliness. 2. Hatred is a small remnant of love. 3. Religion and culture is like a totem pole extending far under the earth, under the layers of the earth, of different eras of culture and time, going far into the core of philosophy. 4. Unsociability attracts enemies. 5. Without a mask, you will always be alone. 6. The third eye is the telescope of truth. 7. Memory is a Polaroid camera, where touching nostalgia manifests itself from the negative of the film of bad impressions, from the emptiness of nothingness. 8. The karmic web of life is an energetic web of empathy, like a web of socialization, where hypocrisy is like a formal politeness of two-faced indifference. 1. If naive optimism disappears, it will destroy the overwhelming majority of the economic market. If people stop believing and sink into skepticism. The deceitful economics of marketing exists thanks to the naive optimism that tomorrow will be better. 2. Love is phantom nostalgia. 3. Thinking is a neural-gene transformation under the influence of instinctual defects and vices, paradoxes like selfishness and self-deception. What shapes the quantum deformations of the future. 4. You are immersed in an abundance of endless emptiness, where you get more and more confused and this leads you to madness. 5. The paradox is not a faceted, symbolic aphorism of the subconscious. 6. An art critic and a psychologist are very similar to each other, both of them are looking for insanity in abstraction, a grain of logic. 7. Kazakh woman is a hot deity, she is the sexiest notes of desire. 8. An aphorism is a neuro-argument. Science psychology culture and philosophy must have neuro-evidence. 1. Truth is possessed by conscience, intuition speaks with the voice of conscience. 2. All this leads to degrading franchises Money drives all forms of art, politicized science to a creative crisis. People are in a hurry and this leads to the degradation of art, science and modern culture. All this leads to degrading franchises. What picture would you like to see, a picture that you did in a day or that you wrote most of your life, for a film that was made in half a year, or in ten years, for a song that was recorded in a couple of days or that you wrote for seventeen years. You would be looking at something that you created in a hurry, or at something that is long and hard work, at a carefully thought out idea. For a fragile new home, or for something that is created for centuries. For what is fast food consumption, that is, one-day, or what will become the new meaning of life. 1. In a cocoon of individualism. In an authentic bunker of skepticism, nihilism, apolitical non-conformism. Protecting himself from the radiation of mass hysteria and the herd instinct of the matrix system. 2. Cynicism has an energetic vampirism of banality. 3. From a karmic lesson to childhood trauma, from childhood trauma to whim, from caprice to stupidity, from stupidity to selfishness, from selfishness to dogma. 4. Selfishness returns the logic of modern, indigenous culture, patriotic science, to the animal sources of survival. Billions of people each think about themselves, people will die of selfishness. 5. Business is a two-faced, hypocritical diplomacy of self-interest. 6. Psychology is a ludicrous attempt to rein in an unstable psyche with reins. Psychology thinks very stereotypically. 1. Socialization of instincts is the bionics of nature's pragmatism. Art Nouveau of the universe of thinking. 2. A woman in a relationship subconsciously continues to play with childish voodoo dolls manipulating with the help of guilt. 1. In the arms of souls you will know the truth of love, the energetic awareness of nostalgia. 2. Without feeling pain and numbness, there is no more painful feeling than numbness. Like a ghostly undead, not feeling the taste of life, but to know its sweet meaning. 3. Alone you are a particle of eternity, you hear the whisper of awareness - this is the whisper of reality. 4. Neurobiology Philosophy, culture, science, and psychology are often unrelated to neuroscience. Therefore, many theories are fantasy. Through neurobiology, you can learn the anatomy and chemistry of an evolving philosophy. Since thinking is a synthesis of neuro-chemical processes of the instincts of egoism at a subconscious level. 5. Hot Kazakh woman You are my hot attraction, I do not control myself at all. I want to cling to you with my love like a leech. Looking at you, I believe in love again. Without you, only depression of emptiness. 6. Optimism is the enamel of trust. 7. Fear is caffeine. 8. Truth under anesthesia, hypnotic serum of truth, under a layer of surrealism of self-deception. 1. Having deciphered the code of your thinking or humanity, you can predict the future. 2. Egoism is the manipulation of human infantile selfishness, egoism leads humanity to the animal primitivism of instincts and vices in literally everything. Hypocrisy is what remains of a person, a pitiful acting parody of a person. The more a person is afraid, the more selfishness in him. 3. O sweet nectar of insight. You squeeze my heart and give healing. The sweet juice of awareness. The philosophical symbolism of paradoxes gives knowledge about life, the surrealism puzzle of reality, deciphering which gives the nectar of insight. 4. Geo-mentality of egoism, local mentality that crumbles into smaller areas of mentality, hypocritical adherents, turns everything into crumbs of pettiness. 5. Loneliness is a narcissistic sociopathy of infantility in which you feel a complete mental disconnection from the genitals, a complete sense of humility that deprives you of any kind of fear. 6. Philosophy is the prelude to death. 7. Loneliness as autism of insensibility, like a ghost in the middle of eternity, in the middle of the reality of nothingness. 8. Heart in the box of the past, soul out of time, mind in the future. 9. Science, psychology, philosophy is the decoding of egoism. 10. Awareness is laughing gas. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. David Mamet:

    The pursuit of Fashion is the attempt of the middle class to co-opt tragedy. In adopting the clothing, speech, and personal habits of those in straitened, dangerous, or pitiful circumstances, the middle class seeks to have what it feels to be the exigent and nonequivocal experiences had by those it emulates.

  3. Longinus:

    Love of money is the disease which renders us most pitiful and grovelling, and love of pleasure is that which renders us most despicable.

  4. Keith Olbermann:

    PSU students are pitiful because they're Pennsylvania State University students - period, i apologize for the Pennsylvania State University tweets.

  5. Justine Cullen:

    It’s a pitiful truth that women are still regularly shamed or made to feel awkward for performing the fundamental act of feeding their babies wherever and whenever they need to (of course, they’re also still shamed for not being able or choosing not to breastfeed, which I equally maddening, exposure to breastfeeding in the media is one of the things we can do to counter this, so I love this cover on many levels.


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