pitiable pitiable  /ˈpɪ ti ə bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) inspiring mixed contempt and pity
  2. (adj) deserving or inciting pity

Usage(s):

  1. That same day at Scotts Bluff, two pitiable figures, one of them with an empty sleeve dangling at its side, were dragged into the main street.
  2. This is a tale so primal and pitiable that for many a former child it deserves to be retold on an analyst's couch.
  3. The 3,000th death is as the first dying being the pitiable but inextricable consequence of war.

News

  • The Anna Nicole Story: TV Review

    The Lifetime original movie paints Anna Nicole Smith as pitiable yet always likable, even as her desperate desire for fame fueled her public self-destruction. read more
    on June 28, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Quotes

  1. Paul said in 1 Corinthians, chapter 15, verse 19, "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable."
    on Feb 23, 2007 By: the Apostle Paul Source: Niles Daily Star

  2. "The worst thing that anyone can do is become protectionist and thus invite protectionist retaliation in a trade war in which everyone will emerge a pitiable loser," Yudhoyono said. "We should remain practitioners of free trade and persevere...
    on Mar 2, 2009 By: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Source: The Age

  3. "I don't hate you, I feel sorry for you, I think you cut a pitiable figure," said Chee of Lee Kuan Yew.
    on May 27, 2008 By: Lee Kuan Yew Source: Reuters UK

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