pitifully


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pit·i·ful

 (pĭt′ĭ-fəl)
adj.
1. Inspiring or deserving pity.
2. Arousing contemptuous pity, as through ineptitude or inadequacy. See Synonyms at pathetic.
3. Archaic Filled with pity or compassion.

pit′i·ful·ly adv.
pit′i·ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.pitifully - to a pitiful degree; "wages were pitifully low, particularly the wages of women"
Translations
بِصورةٍ مُثيرَةٍ للشَّفَقَه
milosrdně
sajnálkozó módon
ömurlega
acınacak hâlde

pitifully

[ˈpɪtɪfəlɪ] ADV
1. (= pathetically) → lastimosamente
she was pitifully thinestaba tan delgada que daba lástima
she was crying most pitifullylloraba que daba lástima
2. (= contemptibly) → lamentablemente
pitifully inadequate suppliesequipamiento m de una pobreza lamentable

pitifully

[ˈpɪtifʊli] adv
(= arousing pity) → pitoyablement
pitifully thin → d'une maigreur pitoyable
(= arousing contempt) → lamentablement
pitifully inadequate → lamentablement insuffisant

pitifully

adv
jämmerlich, erbärmlich; look, say, complainmitleiderregend; it was pitifully obvious that …es war schon qualvoll offensichtlich, dass …
(= woefully) inadequateerbärmlich, schmerzlich

pitifully

[ˈpɪtɪfəlɪ] adv (gen) → pietosamente; (thin) → da far pietà
it's pitifully obvious → è penosamente chiaro

pity

(ˈpiti) noun
1. a feeling of sorrow for the troubles and sufferings of others. He felt a great pity for her.
2. a cause of sorrow or regret. What a pity (that) she can't come.
verb
to feel pity for (someone). She pitied him; She is to be pitied.
piteous (ˈpitiəs) adjective
pitiful. a piteous cry/sight.
ˈpiteously adverb
ˈpiteousness noun
ˈpitiable adjective
pitiful. He was in a pitiable condition; He made a pitiable attempt.
ˈpitiably adverb
ˈpitiful adjective
1. very sad; causing pity. a pitiful sight.
2. very poor, bad etc; causing contempt. a pitiful attempt; a pitiful amount of money.
ˈpitifully adverb
ˈpitifulness noun
ˈpitiless adjective
without pity. pitiless cruelty.
ˈpitilessly adverb
ˈpitilessness noun
ˈpityingly adverb
in a way which shows that one feels pity for someone. He looked at her pityingly.
have pity on
to feel pity for (someone because of something). Have pity on the old man.
take pity on
to act kindly, or relent, towards (someone), from a feeling of pity. He took pity on the hungry children and gave them food.
References in classic literature ?
The merchant, protesting his innocence, bewailed his wife and children, and tried pitifully to avert his fate.
Even Woola seemed to feel the weight of the impending calamity, for he pressed close to Dejah Thoris and to me, whining pitifully.
Instead of blinding your eyes and crushing your soul with a terrible apparatus of cloud and mists and seas and rain, the King of the West turns his power to contemptuous pelting of your back with icicles, to making your weary eyes water as if in grief, and your worn-out carcass quake pitifully.
You are a hopelessly disappointing person," she declared a little pitifully.
She looked at him a little pitifully, a little wistfully.
Their lives were pitifully bare, hard, and morbid, scarcely varied or enlivened except by a year which Charlotte and Emily spent when Charlotte was twenty-six in a private school in Brussels, followed on Charlotte's part by a return to the same school for a year as teacher.
His face was pitifully white and there were dark circles round his eyes.
That pitifully tragic figure - the man who died with a tardy fortune in his hands, an outcast in a far off country - had stirred in her heart a passionate sympathy - reason even gave way before it.
Nancy's capable hands made short work of unpacking the books, the patched undergarments, and the few pitifully unattractive dresses.
He coughed pitifully, the broken cough of a sick man; and I beheld him as one sees a fish in an aquarium by the light of an electric bulb, an elusive, phos- phorescent shape.
Thus said the hawk to the nightingale with speckled neck, while he carried her high up among the clouds, gripped fast in his talons, and she, pierced by his crooked talons, cried pitifully.
They might have done it, if only they could have gotten pure food, and at fair prices; or if only they had known what to get--if they had not been so pitifully ignorant