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synonyms for pitifulness

  • emotion
  • passion
  • poignancy
  • desolation
  • feeling
  • plaintiveness
  • poignance
  • sentiment
  • pitiableness
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antonyms for pitifulness

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  • cheer
  • glee
  • happiness
  • joy
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How to use pitifulness in a sentence

Yet a man of remarkable courtesy and pitifulness towards women was not thereby moved from his purpose.
MARRIAGE LA MODEMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
She had the clear judicial mind which must inevitably see the tragic pitifulness of things.
IN CONNECTION WITH THE DE WILLOUGHBY CLAIMFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
The senses may become terrified by plunging among them as they are, but there is a pitifulness even in their glory.
TWO ON A TOWERTHOMAS HARDY
Cranmer suddenly stretched out, with a timid pitifulness, his white hands.
THE FIFTH QUEEN CROWNEDFORD MADOX FORD
This sudden and complete revolution in her behavior was not owing to any change in principle, but to sheer pitifulness of temper.
THE VICISSITUDES OF BESSIE FAIRFAXHARRIET PARR
I was angry enough but, as I read the letter for the third time, the pitifulness of it became more apparent.
KENT KNOWLES: QUAHAUGJOSEPH C. LINCOLN
There is a certain touch of smallness and pitifulness, he said, in all religion, but especially in experimental religion.
BUNYAN CHARACTERSALEXANDER WHYTE
Jimmy sat down again, impelled by the pitifulness of the thin white face.
TRAVELERS FIVE ALONG LIFE'S HIGHWAYANNIE FELLOWS JOHNSTON
Yet even here the tender pitifulness of Dorothea overpasses a barrier that to any other would be impassable.
THE ETHICS OF GEORGE ELIOT'S WORKSJOHN CROMBIE BROWN
The pitifulness of it is to see the incongruity between such faith, such devotion, and the distasteful inadequacy of their object.
THE LIFE OF NELSON, VOL. I (OF 2)A. T. (ALFRED THAYER) MAHAN
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WORDS RELATED TO PITIFULNESS

  • desolation
  • emotion
  • feeling
  • passion
  • pitiableness
  • pitifulness
  • plaintiveness
  • poignance
  • poignancy
  • sentiment
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.