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Definition of Pitiful

Pitiful

  1. Full of pity; tender-hearted; compassionate; kind; merciful; sympathetic.
  2. Piteous; lamentable; eliciting compassion.
  3. To be pitied for littleness or meanness; miserable; paltry; contemptible; despicable.

Pitiful Quotations

These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night's arms.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca

There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
Maya Angelou

The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
Khalil Gibran

Most disability charity hinges on that notion - that you need to send your money in quick before all these poor, pitiful people die. Peddling pity brings in the bucks, yo.
Stella Young

A human being would certainly not grow to be seventy or eighty years old if this longevity had no meaning for the species. The afternoon of human life must also have a significance of its own and cannot be merely a pitiful appendage to life's morning.
Carl Jung
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Pitiful Translations

pitiful in Dutch is erbarmelijk, beklagenswaardig
pitiful in Spanish is lastimoso
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