deserving+pity

  • 1Self-pity — is a psychological state of mind of an individual in perceived adverse situations who has not accepted the situation and does not have the confidence nor ability to cope with it. It is characterized by a person s belief that he or she is the… …

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  • 2pitiful — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) , adj. compassionate (See pity);deplorable, disreputable, pitiable, wretched; lamentable, piteous, paltry. See badness, contempt, disrepute. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Affecting] Syn. pathetic, pitiable …

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  • 3pitiful — pitifully, adv. pitifulness, n. /pit i feuhl/, adj. 1. evoking or deserving pity: a pitiful fate. 2. evoking or deserving contempt by smallness, poor quality, etc.: pitiful attempts. 3. Archaic. full of pity; compassionate. [1400 50; late ME; see …

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  • 4pit´i|ful|ness — pit|i|ful «PIHT ih fuhl», adjective. 1. to be pitied; moving the heart; deserving pity; piteous; lamentable: »a pitiful story, a pitiful sight. 2. feeling pity; feeling sorrow for the trouble of others; tender: »The Lord is very pitiful, and of… …

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  • 5pit´i|ful|ly — pit|i|ful «PIHT ih fuhl», adjective. 1. to be pitied; moving the heart; deserving pity; piteous; lamentable: »a pitiful story, a pitiful sight. 2. feeling pity; feeling sorrow for the trouble of others; tender: »The Lord is very pitiful, and of… …

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  • 6pit|i|ful — «PIHT ih fuhl», adjective. 1. to be pitied; moving the heart; deserving pity; piteous; lamentable: »a pitiful story, a pitiful sight. 2. feeling pity; feeling sorrow for the trouble of others; tender: »The Lord is very pitiful, and of tender… …

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  • 7pitiful — [pit′i fəl] adj. 1. arousing or deserving pity 2. deserving contempt; despicable 3. Archaic full of pity or compassion pitifully adv. pitifulness n. SYN. PITIFUL applies to that which arouses or deserves pity because it is sad, pathetic, etc.… …

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  • 8pitiable — 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 <&#8230; …

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  • 9pathetic — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. piteous, pitiable, saddening, touching; distressing, heartrending, sad; pitiful. See pain, badness, pity. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Affecting] Syn. touching, affecting, moving; see moving 2 ,&#8230; …

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  • 10pitiful — pitiful, piteous, pitiable are comparable but not always interchangeable when they mean arousing or deserving pity or compassion. Pitiful applies especially to what actually excites pity or, sometimes, commiseration because it is felt to be&#8230; …

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  • 11THE MIDDLE AGES — …

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  • 12piteous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. grievous, sorrowful; pitiable, pathetic; wretched, miserable. See pain, pity. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. pitiful, wretched, miserable; see pitiful 1 . See Synonym Study at pitiful . III (Roget s 3&#8230; …

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  • 13pitiful — pit•i•ful [[t]ˈpɪt ɪ fəl[/t]] adj. 1) evoking or deserving pity: a pitiful fate[/ex] 2) arousing contempt by smallness, poor quality, etc.: pitiful attempts[/ex] 3) archaic full of pity; compassionate • Etymology: 1400–50 pit′i•ful•ly, adv. syn:&#8230; …

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  • 14pitiable — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) , adj. miserable, paltry, wretched, deplorable;insignificant, woeful, pathetic. See badness, pain, pity, contempt. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Arousing or deserving pity: pathetic, piteous,&#8230; …

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  • 15poor — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. indigent (see poverty); inferior, faulty, unsatisfactory, imperfect, defective; humble; weak, flimsy. See insufficiency, imperfection, disease.Ant., rich, wealthy. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Lacking …

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  • 16pitiful — c.1300, compassionate (implied in pitifully), from PITY (Cf. pity) + FUL (Cf. ful). Sense of exciting or deserving pity is from mid 15c.; that of mean, wretched, contemptible is 1580s …

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  • 17piteous — piteous, pitiable, pitiful All three words are recorded from Middle English and share the basic meaning ‘arousing pity’ and are to some extent interchangeable (as in The abandoned children were a piteous sight), although pitiful is the most&#8230; …

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  • 18pitiable — piteous, pitiable, pitiful All three words are recorded from Middle English and share the basic meaning ‘arousing pity’ and are to some extent interchangeable (as in The abandoned children were a piteous sight), although pitiful is the most&#8230; …

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  • 19pitiful — piteous, pitiable, pitiful All three words are recorded from Middle English and share the basic meaning ‘arousing pity’ and are to some extent interchangeable (as in The abandoned children were a piteous sight), although pitiful is the most&#8230; …

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  • 20pit´e|ous|ness — pit|e|ous «PIHT ee uhs», adjective. 1. to be pitied; moving the heart; deserving pity: »The starving children were a piteous sight. SYNONYM(S): pathetic, pitiable. See syn. under pitiful. (Cf. ↑pitiful) 2. Archaic. full of pity; compassionate;&#8230; …

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