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pitiful

  

      adj  
1    arousing or deserving pity  
2    arousing or deserving contempt  
3    Archaic   full of pity or compassion  
  pitifully      adv  
  pitifulness      n  
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pitiful

  
1    deplorable, distressing, grievous, harrowing, heartbreaking, heart-rending, lamentable, miserable, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, sad, woeful, wretched  
2    abject, base, beggarly, contemptible, despicable, dismal, inadequate, insignificant, low, mean, measly, miserable, paltry, scurvy, shabby, sorry, vile, worthless  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    amusing, cheerful, cheering, comical, funny, happy, heartening, laughable, merry  
2    adequate, admirable, honourable, laudable, praiseworthy, significant, valuable  

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