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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pitiable \Pit"i*a*ble\, a. [Cf. OF. pitiable, F. pitoyable.]
     Deserving pity; wworthy of, or exciting, compassion;
     miserable; lamentable; piteous; as, pitiable persons; a
     pitiable condition; pitiable wretchedness.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Sorrowful; woeful; sad. See Piteous.
          [1913 Webster] -- Pit"i*a*ble*ness, n. --
          Pit"i*a*bly, adv.
          [1913 Webster]

Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  pitiable
       adj 1: inspiring mixed contempt and pity; "their efforts were
              pathetic"; "pitiable lack of character"; "pitiful
              exhibition of cowardice" [syn: pathetic, pitiful]
       2: deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable
          victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as
          extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals
          for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate";
          "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a
          wretched life" [syn: hapless, miserable, misfortunate,
           pathetic, piteous, pitiful, poor, wretched]

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