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pitiful

pit·i·ful

pitiful

 
pronunciation:
pI tih fl
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: causing pity or sympathy.
The cries of the lost child were pitiful.
synonyms:
pathetic
similar words:
moving, poor, sorry
definition 2: causing scorn or angry disgust.
He gave a pitiful excuse for not doing his homework.
synonyms:
sorry
similar words:
dismal, insignificant, miserable, poor, trivial, wretched
derivations: pitifully (adv.), pitifulness (n.)