Translation of "pitiful" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈpɪt.i.fəl/ us /ˈpɪt̬-/

making people feel sympathy

lastimero, lastimoso
The refugees arriving at the camp had pitiful stories to tell.

used to say that you consider something to be very bad or not satisfactory or not enough

a pitiful state of affairs
The amount of time and money being spent on researching this disease is pitiful.
pitifully adverb uk /-i/ us
pitifulness noun [ no plural ] uk /-nəs/ us

(Translation of “pitiful” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)