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Definition of Pitiable


  1. Deserving pity; wworthy of, or exciting, compassion; miserable; lamentable; piteous; as, pitiable persons; a pitiable condition; pitiable wretchedness.

Pitiable Quotations

I always looked upon the acts of racist exclusion, or insult, as pitiable, from the other person. I never absorbed that. I always thought that there was something deficient about such people.
Toni Morrison

Hateful is the power, and pitiable is the life, of those who wish to be feared rather than loved.
Cornelius Nepos

Poverty, to be picturesque, should be rural. Suburban misery is as hideous as it is pitiable.
Anthony Trollope

You are in a pitiable condition if you have to conceal what you wish to tell.
Publilius Syrus

I'm not a pitiable creature. It's just that I suffer very eloquently.
Joni Mitchell
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Pitiable Translations

pitiable in Spanish is lastimoso

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