Definition of Pitiful

Adjective

  • deserving or inciting pity
    "a hapless victim"
    "miserable victims of war"
    "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    "piteous appeals for help"
    "pitiable homeless children"
    "a pitiful fate"
    "Oh, you poor thing"
    "his poor distorted limbs"
    "a wretched life"
    - misfortunate
  • bad
    unfortunate
    "my finances were in a deplorable state"
    "a lamentable decision"
    "her clothes were in sad shape"
    "a sorry state of affairs"
  • inspiring mixed contempt and pity
    "their efforts were pathetic"
    "pitiable lack of character"
    "pitiful exhibition of cowardice"
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Unscramble pitiful

35 unscramble word found using the letters pitiful.

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