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[pˈɪtɪfə͡l], [pˈɪtɪfə‍l], [p_ˈɪ_t_ɪ_f_əl]

Synonyms for Pitiful:

pitiful (adjective)

forlorn, heart-rending, lamentable, miserable, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, tear-jerking.

Other synonyms and related words:

Haggish, Mickey Mouse, Star-crossed, Woful, abject, abominable, affecting, affection, affective, afflicted, agonizing, appalling, arousing, arrant, atmosphere, atrocious, awful, bad, barely, base, bastardized, beastly, beggarly, belief, below par, beneath consideration, beneath contempt, beneath notice, beneath one, beneath regard, bitter, blameworthy, blue, brutal, calamitous, calamity, catastrophe, catastrophic, catchpenny, cheap, cheerful, cheerless, cheesy, chronic, come off badly, comfortless, commiserative, common, compassionate, condemnable, condolatory, contempt, contemptible, contrite, criminal, cruddy, crummy, crushing, culpable, dark, de lana caprina, dearth, debasing, decayed, degrading, dejected, demeaning, deplorable, depressed, depressing, deprivation, desolate, despicable, despised, despondent, deteriorated, detestable, dingy, dire, dirty, disaster, disastrous, disconsolate, disgraceful, disgusting, dishonorable, dismal, dispirited, distressed, distressful, distressing, disturbing, doleful, dolorous, down, downtrodden, drab, dramatic, dreadful, drear, dreary, egregious, embarrassing, emotion, emotional, emotive, enormous, enthusiasm, exceptionable, exceptionable indifferent, excitement, excruciating, execrable, feeble, feeling, feelings, fetid, few, filthy, flagrant, foetid, foul, frail, fulsome, funereal, gaudy, ghastly, gimcrack, gimcracky, gloomy, glum, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, grave, grievous, grim, gross, gutter, hapless, happy, hardscrabble, hateful, have mercy on, heart-breaking, heartbreaking, heartrending, heinous, hollow, hopeless, horrible, horrid, human, humane, humble, humiliating, humiliative, hunch, ignominious, ill, ill-conditioned, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, illcontrived, imperfect, impossible, impression, inadequate, inauspicious, inconsequential, inconsiderable, inconsolable, ineffectual, infamous, infra dig, infra indignitatem, injured, insignificant, insufficiency, insufficient, intolerable, intuition, irreparable, jinxed, joyless, kind, lachrymose, lame, lean, lightly built, little, loathsome, lost, lousy, low, low-down, low-grade, low-spirited, luckless, lugubrious, meager, meagre, mean, measly, mediocre, melancholy, merciful, mere, meretricious, meritless, mingy, minimum, misfortunate, misfortune, monstrous, mood, morose, mournful, moving, nasty, nefarious, niggardly, no-account, no-count, no-good, noisome, not worth mentioning, not worth while, notorious, obnoxious, odious, off, offensive, one-horse, only, opinion, opprobrious, outrageous, overstretched, painful, paltry, parched, passion, pathetical, pathetically, penny ante, perturbing, petty, piddling, piteously, pitifully, pity, pitying, plaintive, poignant, poor, poor fellow, poor man, poor person, poor soul, poor thing, poor wretch, poorly stocked, puny, putid, rank, rascal, regretful, regrettable, remorseful, reprehensible, repulsive, ridiculous, rotten, rubber, rubbishy, rueful, ruthful, sad, sadly, salty and bitter, scabby, scandalous, scant, scantily, schlock, scrannel, scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy, scuzzy, second-rate, sense, sensitivity, sentiment, shabby, shabby base, shameful, shocking, shoddy, short, short-handed, silly, skimpy, slight, slimy, small, sneaking, sordid, sorrowful, sorry, soul-stirring, sparse, squalid, stark, stirring, subhuman, suffering, sympathetic, tatty, tearful, teary, tender, terrible, too bad, touched, touching, touchingly, tragedy, tragic, tragical, trashy, trifling, trivial, troubling, trumpery, two-for-a-cent, two-for-a-penny, twopenny, twopenny-halfpenny, twopennyhalfpenny, ugly, unbecoming, unclean, undeserving, unenvied, unfortunate, unhappy, unimportant, unlucky, unsatisfactory, unsatisfied, unworthy, unworthy of consideration, unworthy of notice, unworthy of one, unworthy of regard, upsetting, useless, vain, valueless, very unhappy, vicious, vile, villainous, wan, weak, weary, weedy, without means, without merit, woebegone, woeful, worrisome, worrying, worst, worthless, wretch, wretched, wretchedly.

Quotes for Pitiful:

  1. Cynicism is tough. A cynic's point of view is really pitiful I derive pleasure out of a lot of things in life. As long as I'm fairly healthy, it's hard to stay dismal for very long. Shawn Colvin.
  2. But I think I have done right to save the vision in this way, even though I may die sooner because I did it; for I know the meaning of the vision is wise and beautiful and good; and you can see that I am only a pitiful old man after all. Black Elk.
  3. Pessimists are usually kind. The gay, bubbling over, have to time for the pitiful Sean O'Faolain.