Synonyms for pitiable
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The condition in which I was now placed rendered me indeed a pitiable object.
Let me tell you that your poor uncle is pitiable in his foolishness this morning.
I am not a majestic man, but a pitiable and ridiculous one!'
The thing seemed to me altogether so pitiable—and yet—and yet, I had sworn.
He limped along in such a pitiable state that Jean's sympathy was aroused.
How pitiable are their physical conditions, their privation and distress of body!
It was pitiable to see in it the stirrings of warmth that would be quenched for ever.
By its rays we beheld a pitiable sight in a corner of that building.
In the mean time I never saw anything so pitiable as the state of this island.
A pitiable description is given of the lodging he then occupied.
mid-15c., "merciful, compassionate," from Old French piteable "compassionate, merciful, pious" (13c.; Modern French pitoyable), from piteer "to pity" (see pity). Meaning "deserving pity" is recorded from late 15c. Related: Pitiably.
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