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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

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

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

But I think I have done right to save the vision in this way, even though I may die sooner because I did it; for I know the meaning of the vision is wise and beautiful and good; and you can see that I am only a pitiful old man after all.
Black Elk

The crushing, pitiful, and frequently just plain risible pathos of an unsuccessful actor/performer's life is well charted.
Arabella Weir
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Pitiful Translations

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