ridiculous, despicable, mournful, sad, moving, poor, contemptible, deplorable, pity, misfortunate, paltry, rueful, unfortunate, woful, slimy, distressing, ugly, wretched, ruthful, abject, inadequate, sorrowful, scummy, woeful, unworthy, scurvy, silly, execrable, suffering, low-down, low, sorry, hapless, worthless, touching, base, short, vile, measly
pitiful (part of speech: adjective)
- He would only remember that I deserted him in his present pitiable plight. - "Taken Alive", E. P. Roe.
- No wonder these poor creatures- be they little girls or women- all wear " the same look of hopeless despair and wretchedness," making an impression on the mind more pitiable than any disease. - "Primitive Love and Love-Stories", Henry Theophilus Finck.
- His excitement was so pitiable, and seemed so genuine, that I determined to get right to the root of the mystery if possible. - "The Red Symbol", John Ironside.