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pitiful

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of pitiful

  1. 1 deserving pitying scorn (as for inadequacy) that piece of junk is a pitiful excuse for a car Synonyms of pitiful contemptible, despicable, miserable, pathetic, pitiable, sad, sorry, wretched Words Related to pitiful 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, unsavory Near Antonyms of pitiful admirable, commendable, creditable, laudable, meritorious, praiseworthy, redoubtable; notable, noteworthy, noticeable, outstanding, reputable, worthy; excellent; flawless, perfect; honorable, noble; honest, straight Antonyms of pitiful decent, presentable, respectable

  2. 2 arousing or deserving of one's loathing and disgust a pitiful coward Synonyms of pitiful cheap, cruddy, deplorable, despicable, dirty, grubby, lame, lousy, mean, nasty, paltry, pitiable, contemptible, ratty, scabby, scummy, scurvy, sneaking, sorry, wretchedWords Related to pitiful 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 pitiful high-minded, honest, honorable, noble, principled, redoubtable, reputable, right-minded, scrupulous, upright; ethical, good, moral, right, righteous, virtuousAntonyms of pitiful admirable, commendable, creditable, laudable, meritorious, praiseworthy

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


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to praise usually to excess

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