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pitiable

pit·i·a·ble

pitiable

 
pronunciation:
pI ti bl
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: worthy of or inspiring pity or sympathy; piteous.
synonyms:
pathetic, piteous, pitiful
similar words:
heartrending, moving, poignant, poor, rueful, sorry, touching
definition 2: worthy of or inspiring contempt or disdain; wretched; pitiful.
synonyms:
contemptible, miserable, pathetic, pitiful, sorry, wretched
similar words:
beggarly, deplorable, despicable, execrable, ignominious, opprobrious
derivations: pitiably (adv.), pitiableness (n.)