What is another word for pitifully?

Pronunciation: [pˈɪtɪfəlɪ] (IPA)

There are several synonyms for the word "pitifully" that can be used to convey a similar meaning. Some of these synonyms include sadly, miserably, wretchedly, deplorably, unfortunatly, and pathetic. Each of these words can be used to describe a situation or a person who is in a state of sorrow, distress or misfortune. They can also be used to describe a condition that is extremely unfortunate or unsatisfactory. When using synonyms for pitifully it's important to choose a word that accurately conveys the intended meaning and fits the context of the sentence.

Usage examples for Pitifully

Was it not pitifully clear that Mrs. Maule, poor beautiful Athena, had no part or place in her husband's house?
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
To Lingard's eyes he looked pitifully broken.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
At the first and last she and Tommy had wept together pitifully; at the middle tragedy of the three the iron had entered into her soul, too deep for tears.
"The Furnace"
Rose Macaulay

Famous quotes with Pitifully

  • The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
    Paul Getty
  • Television, despite its enormous presence, turns out to have added pitifully few lines to the communal memory.
    Justin Kaplan
  • Sometimes the world seemed to come with subtitles, like a foreign film. So help her, sometimes people's hidden motives, their lies, their rationalizations, were so pitifully apparent that Sophia felt she could just sit and read them.
    Andrew Klaven
  • If I choose to impose individual blame for all past social ills, there will be no one left to like in some of the most fascinating periods of our history. For example […] if I place every Victorian anti-Semite beyond the pale of my attention, my compass of available music and literature will be pitifully small. Though I hold no shred of sympathy for active persecution, I cannot excoriate individuals who acquiesced passively in a standard societal judgment. Rail instead against the judgment, and try to understand what motivates men of decent will.
    Stephen Jay Gould
  • "Global Warming" represents the last gasp of so-called "scientific progressivism", a mass of pitifully transparent falsehoods being employed to justify reducing mankind under the absolute despotism of "experts", the obvious implication being that we can’t even responsibly. Environmentalism, Gaianism, is a religion on the basis of which — illegally under the First Amendment — public policy is being generated. Exhaling carbon dioxide is Original Sin, a reliable source of unlimited power and wealth to a Parasitic Class of politicians, bureaucrats, and cops with which our civilization now finds itself infested.
    L. Neil Smith

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