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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

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

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

It is a natural virtue incident to our sex to be pitiful of those that are afflicted.
Elizabeth I

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
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Pitiful Translations

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

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