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synonyms for pitiful

  • dismal
  • distressing
  • insignificant
  • lamentable
  • miserable
  • paltry
  • pathetic
  • sad
  • shabby
  • sorry
  • touching
  • woeful
  • wretched
  • abject
  • affecting
  • afflicted
  • arousing
  • base
  • beggarly
  • cheap
  • cheerless
  • comfortless
  • commiserative
  • compassionate
  • contemptible
  • deplorable
  • despicable
  • distressed
  • grievous
  • heartbreaking
  • heartrending
  • inadequate
  • joyless
  • low
  • mean
  • mournful
  • moving
  • piteous
  • pitiable
  • scurvy
  • sorrowful
  • stirring
  • suffering
  • tearful
  • vile
  • worthless
See also synonyms for: pitifulness

antonyms for pitiful

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  • cheerful
  • fortunate
  • glad
  • good
  • happy
  • hopeful
  • important
  • joyful
  • lucky
  • nice
  • rich
  • significant
  • substantial
  • wealthy
  • excellent
  • superb
  • superior
  • wonderful
  • worthwhile
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Zenon’s closing grabbed me by the back of the neck and forced me to look at the pitiful part of myself that thought I could get away from this without acknowledging the many forms and faces of pain.
A REEMERGENCE SO FRAGILE A RESTAURANT CLOSURE CAN UNDO MEJAYA SAXENADECEMBER 17, 2021EATER
I think the pitiful play of the defense is the reason why the Niners lost that game and are such a disappointment this year.
WEEK 9’S WINNER: JOSH ALLEN. WEEK 9’S LOSER: JOSH ALLEN.SARA ZIEGLER (SARA.ZIEGLER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)NOVEMBER 8, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Indeed, a jumping spider might consider our 210-degree field of view rather pitiful.
JUMPING SPIDERS’ REMARKABLE SENSES CAPTURE A WORLD BEYOND OUR PERCEPTIONBETSY MASONOCTOBER 25, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
His pitiful heart deserted him at the very instant when he most needed its support.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
He has been at once the author and the audience of the pitiful, unspeakable, long-drawn and far-stretched tragedy of earthly life.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
They were about to make a fire and roast some of the flesh for dinner, when a pitiful cry was heard.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
Tim looked at his mother and then at Eloise, whose pitiful face appealed to him strongly.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
The pitiful, mean, low face and its frame of shock red hair did not appeal to Jessie.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
The reader now knows that the pity thus bestowed upon that pitiful fox-hunting turncoat was utterly thrown away.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
The pitiful appeal goes to my heart, and I assure him they will not hang a blind man.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
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