Examples of pitiful in a Sentence
She made a pitiful attempt to complete her work.
that piece of junk is a pitiful excuse for a car
Recent Examples of pitiful from the Web
Collectively, the team was slugging a pitiful .313 entering Wednesday, the worst mark in baseball, and had scored the fewest runs of any team.
Netflix and Hulu have pitiful selections, but they’re actively pushing the culture forward.
Morgan is understandably dumbfounded by the pitiful trajectory of my soccer odyssey, with its pattern of resistance to the sexist norm.
Cory is self-righteous, Linda a malicious liar, Henrik a pitiful sad-sack.
On forums at MacRumors and in the comments at Gizmodo, iPhone users in some of the nation’s biggest metropolises, including NYC, were reporting pitiful upload speeds below 100 Kbps — even as download speeds often stayed above 1 Mpbs.
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First Known Use of pitiful
PITIFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pitiful for English Language Learners
: deserving or causing feelings of pity or sympathy
: causing feelings of dislike or disgust by not being enough or not being good enough
PITIFUL Defined for Kids
Definition of pitiful for Students
1 : deserving or causing feelings of pity a pitiful sight
2 : deserving or causing a feeling of dislike or disgust by not being sufficient or good enough a pitiful excuse
pitifully\-fə-lē, -flē\ adverb
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