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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Inspiring mixed contempt. Also: Bad.

Usage examples (39)
  • I was hoping for a huge crowd at the rally but the turnout was pitiful.
  • They went around trying to get invited – how pitiful is that and even came with their own film crew.
  • A thousand dogs, in pitiful chorus, wailed their ancient wrongs and claimed mercy from the unheeding stars.
  • I think that phrase pitiful giant is an awkward one. for more
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