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Meaning of PITIABLE

Pronunciation:  'piteeubul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  inspiring mixed contempt and pity; "their efforts were pathetic"; "pitiable lack of character"; "pitiful exhibition of cowardice"
  2. [adj]  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"; "couldn't rescue the poor fellow"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life"

PITIABLE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: contemptible, hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiful, poor, unfortunate, wretched



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pit"i*a*ble\, a. [Cf. OF. pitiable, F. pitoyable.]
Deserving pity; wworthy of, or exciting, compassion;
miserable; lamentable; piteous; as, pitiable persons; a
pitiable condition; pitiable wretchedness.

Syn: Sorrowful; woeful; sad. See {Piteous}. --
     {Pit"i*a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Pit"i*a*bly}, adv.