noun see pitiable

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  • Pitiableness — Pitiable Pit i*a*ble, a. [Cf. OF. pitiable, F. pitoyable.] Deserving pity; wworthy of, or exciting, compassion; miserable; lamentable; piteous; as, pitiable persons; a pitiable condition; pitiable wretchedness. [1913 Webster] Syn: Sorrowful;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pitiableness — See pitiable. * * * …   Universalium

  • pitiableness — pɪtɪəblnɪs n. pitifulness, wretchedness; miserableness, state of deserving compassion or mercy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pitiableness — piti·able·ness …   English syllables

  • pitiableness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being pitiable * * * pitˈiableness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑pity …   Useful english dictionary

  • pitiable — pitiableness, n. pitiably, adv. /pit ee euh beuhl/, adj. 1. evoking or deserving pity; lamentable: pitiable, homeless children. 2. evoking or deserving contemptuous pity; miserable; contemptible: a pitiable lack of character. [1425 75; late ME <… …   Universalium

  • pitiable — adjective Date: 15th century 1. deserving or exciting pity ; lamentable < pitiable victims > 2. of a kind to evoke mingled pity and contempt especially because of inadequacy < a pitiable excuse > Synonyms: see contemptible • pitiableness noun • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pitiably — See pitiableness. * * * …   Universalium

  • bitterness — Synonyms and related words: absolute zero, acerbity, aching heart, acid, acidity, acidness, acidulousness, acridity, acridness, acrimony, agony, agony of mind, algidity, anguish, animosity, animus, antagonism, apologies, asperity, astringence,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • depression — Synonyms and related words: Schmerz, Slough of Despond, abatement, abridgment, abstraction, abulia, aching heart, agony, agony of mind, alienation, alleviation, alveolation, alveolus, anguish, antrum, anxiety, anxiety equivalent, anxiety state,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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