Translation for 'pitiful' from English to Russian
ADJ   pitiful | more pitiful | most pitiful
SYNO deplorable | distressing | hapless | ...
жалкий {adj}pitiful
сострадательный {adj}pitiful [archaic] [compassionate]
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Usage Examples English
  • She is today best known for playing wise or evil older characters in films, such as the distinguished lady gambler at dinner with Garbo in "The Single Standard", as the pitiful Grandma Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath" and Grandma Lester in "Tobacco Road".
  • She held that images did not do justice to the pitiful scene portrayed, feeling the child looks asleep rather than at death's door.
  • They camped under a sail stretched over a "low pitiful hut" while it rained torrentially.
  • Shaun King was finally benched having thrown for 73 yards and an interception on a pitiful 9-for-26.
  • An important inscription on the tomb of Ankhtifi, a nomarch during the early First Intermediate Period, describes the pitiful state of the country when famine stalked the land.

  • "You're Pitiful" is a parody of the James Blunt song "You're Beautiful" written and recorded by American parody musician "Weird Al" Yankovic.
  • During the "Dark Reign" storyline, Quasimodo researched Dreadknight amongst other villains for Norman Osborn. When researching Dreadknight, Quasimodo considered him to be a poor, pitiful creature.
  • Andreas Kilb wrote that he ended his life "a pitiful "Kagemusha" of Stalin.
  • "Celebrity Farm" left a pitiful legacy for Irish television viewers.
  • Later, at the very site where Sanemori’s helmet was kept, he wrote a more deeply felt haiku – “How pitiful!

  • She co-starred as a pitiful homeless student in the sound film "Bawa Thanthayar" directed by Thukha for Mandalay Film Company alongside Zeya, Aye Kyu, Thukha, Nwet Nwet Aye, Gyan Sein and proving to be a top actress.
  • El Mili died on 9 February 1945 in Mila after he was moved there in a pitiful condition after his request.
  • The book begins as the storyteller presents his story in a hesitant tone: it is his obligation to hand-off this pitiful and perhaps dishonorable record of occasions in the town of Ilmorog.
  • Once famous bird sanctuary "Bordoibam Pakshi Uddyan" is now in very pitiful shape due to lack of attention from authorities.
  • In his compositional work, poetry or music, Buhûrizâde wrote under the name Kemter, a Sufi pseudonym meaning"poor", or "pitiful".

  • Mark Kermode in "The Guardian" gave the film one star out of five, describing it as "pitiful".
  • Bromley was described as a "lover and favourer of learning, religious in the course of his life, sweet in his conversations, with all sorts bountiful in hospitality, charitable and pitiful to the poor".
  • Edmund Pyle, the king's chaplain, later wrote of Newcastle's "pitiful passion for the Chancellorship of Cambridge" and of his having made promises of Church of England preferments in the course of his campaign.
  • According to Plutarch, Megarians tried to unleash lions against the besieging Roman troops guided by Quintus Fufius Calenus around 48 BC, but the animals “rushed among the unarmed citizens themselves and preyed upon them as they ran hither and thither, so that even to the enemy the sight was a pitiful one”.
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