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pitiable

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of pitiable

  1. 1 arousing or deserving of one's loathing and disgust the sales presentation was a pitiable display of ineptitude and disorganization Synonyms of pitiable cheap, cruddy, deplorable, despicable, dirty, grubby, lame, lousy, mean, nasty, paltry, contemptible, pitiful, ratty, scabby, scummy, scurvy, sneaking, sorry, wretchedWords Related to pitiable abhorrent, abominable, condemnable, detestable, execrable, hateful, loathsome, odious; disgusting, reptilian, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, revulsive; discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable, disreputable, ignominious, shameful; base, ignoble, low, shabby, sordid, squalid, vile; blamable, censurable, reprehensible, reproachable; cowardly, craven, dastardly; unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulousNear Antonyms of pitiable high-minded, honest, honorable, noble, principled, redoubtable, reputable, right-minded, scrupulous, upright; ethical, good, moral, right, righteous, virtuousAntonyms of pitiable admirable, commendable, creditable, laudable, meritorious, praiseworthy

  2. 2 deserving pitying scorn (as for inadequacy) a pitiable attempt at singing that generated snickers Synonyms of pitiable contemptible, despicable, miserable, pathetic, pitiful, sad, sorry, wretchedWords Related to pitiable deplorable, discreditable, disgraceful, disreputable, ignominious, infamous, misbegotten, notorious, shameful; abhorrent, abominable, beastly, detestable, hateful, lousy, odious, stinking; bad, inferior, lame, poor; disgusting, dishonorable, shameful; meritless, unworthy, worthless; scandalous, shocking, sordid, unsavoryNear Antonyms of pitiable admirable, commendable, creditable, laudable, meritorious, praiseworthy, redoubtable; notable, noteworthy, noticeable, outstanding, reputable, worthy; excellent; flawless, perfect; honorable, noble; honest, straightAntonyms of pitiable decent, presentable, respectable

  3. 3 deserving of one's pity a pitiable, starving old dog Synonyms of pitiable heartbreaking, heartrending, miserable, piteous, pathetic, pitiful, poor, rueful, sorry, wretchedWords Related to pitiable deplorable, lamentable, regrettable; emotional, impressive, inspiring; affecting, moving, poignant, stirring, touching; awful, horrible, terrible; distressing, disturbing, upsetting; grievous, mournful, sad, sorrowful, woefulNear Antonyms of pitiable unimpressive, uninspiring


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