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Adjective: pitiful  pi-ti-ful
  1. Inspiring mixed contempt and pity
    "pitiful exhibition of cowardice";
    - pathetic, pitiable
  2. Bad; unfortunate
    "my finances were in a pitiful state";
    - deplorable, distressing, lamentable, sad, sorry
  3. Deserving or inciting pity
    "a pitiful fate";
    - hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, poor, wretched

See also: bad, contemptible, unfortunate

Encyclopedia: Pitiful