Student Thesaurus

One entry found for pitiful.
Entry Word: pitiful
Function: adjective
Text: 1 deserving pitying scorn (as for inadequacy) <that is a pitiful attempt at an essay on patriotism; you'll have to do it over>
Synonyms contemptible, despicable, pitiable, sorry
Related Words deplorable, discreditable, disgraceful, disreputable, infamous, notorious; abhorrent, abominable, detestable, hateful, odious; bad, inferior, poor; disgusting, dishonorable, shameful; unworthy, worthless; scandalous, shocking, sordid, unsavory
Near Antonyms admirable, creditable, laudable, meritorious, praiseworthy; notable, noteworthy, noticeable, outstanding, reputable, worthy; excellent; flawless, perfect; honorable, noble; honest, straight
Antonyms decent, presentable, respectable
2 arousing or deserving of one's loathing and disgust <a pitiful coward> -- see CONTEMPTIBLE 1
3 deserving of one's pity <pitiful orphans who had lost everything in the war> -- see PATHETIC 1