Definition of Pitiable

1. Adjective. Inspiring mixed contempt and pity. "Pitiful exhibition of cowardice"

Exact synonyms: Pathetic, Pitiful
Similar to: Contemptible



2. Adjective. Deserving or inciting pity. "A wretched life"

Definition of Pitiable

1. a. Deserving pity; wworthy of, or exciting, compassion; miserable; lamentable; piteous; as, pitiable persons; a pitiable condition; pitiable wretchedness.

Definition of Pitiable

1. Adjective. That deserves, evokes or can be given pity, pitiful. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pitiable

1. pitiful [adj] : PITIABLY [adv] - See also: pitiful

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pitiable

pithiness
pithinesses
pithing
pithivier
pithiviers
pithless
pithlike
pithode
pithogues
pithoi
pithos
piths
pithsome
pithy
pitiable (current term)
pitiableness
pitiablenesses
pitiably
pitiamide
pitied
pitier
pitiers
pities
pitiful
pitifull
pitifuller
pitifullest
pitifully
pitifulness

Literary usage of Pitiable

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1. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"pitiable, PITEOUS, PITIFUL. ... is pitiable which is so distressing as to eall forth pity ; a cry is jalima which indicates such ... him pitiable ; what is ..."

2. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"In this pitiable case of involuntary crime, the legislature, by directing the execution immediately to follow the sentence, shuts out the possibility of ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1893)
"... the still breathless wanderer into the guest chamber, where they attended to his pitiable state, and then begged him to relate what had befallen him. ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"... Albert of Prussia (qv ; 1525- 1568); but by his time the pitiable remnant of the knights had been almost entirely absorbed by the Germanic colonization. ..."

5. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"... that whenever afterwards he heard the boom of distant artillery practice, mistaking it for thunder, he became a pitiable object to look at, and, ..."

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