Translation of pitiful in Spanish:

pitiful

lastimero, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈpɪtɪf(ə)l//ˈpɪdifəl//ˈpɪtɪfʊl/

adjective

  • 1

    (arousing pity)
    (cry/moan) lastimero
    (sight) lastimoso
    • I couldn't face the DVD extras, I could only lament the loss of an hour-and-a-half of my already pitiful life.
    • I was trying to look as pitiful and pathetic as I could.
    • He asked, ‘Why do you sacrifice yourself for these pitiful, pathetic creatures?’
    • These are not satanic monsters, but tragic, pitiful figures.
    • He presented such a pathetically pitiful creature, I wanted to kill him.
    • He looked really pitiful that I felt sorry for him and I agreed.
    • The answer was so pathetic and pitiful that there was no way I could reveal it.
    • They seemed to stretch out their bony, senile fingers to grab her whilst the pitiful willow wept in sorrow at her distress.
    • It implied, moreover, that the strikers were pitiful wretches whose problems should be addressed through social uplift or charity.
    • Shane was truly a pitiful, pathetic human being, and Tal would not waste his time on him, not anymore.
    • She comes across as a pitiful figure, a very sad and very tragic figure.
    • It was pitiful… I almost felt sorry for him, until I heard Girl call him ‘Mister President,’ and then I felt ashamed.
    • Annabelle felt sorry for the pitiful sight a death had caused a girl who used to be attractive and envied.
    • If you'd prefer to die with the wretched mortals of this pitiful world, then you are not fit to walk with darkness.
    • It makes us look pitiful and pity is not something that we want, we want respect.
    • I was summoned by pitiful cat wails to find a moving ‘lump’ rummaging around in a vain attempt at escape.
    • It's pitiful, yet she doesn't want to be pitied, so what do I do?
    • He knew what he was doing was pitiful, pathetic, desperate.
    • These two wounded souls conduct a strange, exhilarating, pitiful love affair, with a tragic outcome.
    • Goldberg's descent into pathetic lack of humanity has been a pitiful thing to watch.
  • 2

    (wretched, inadequate)
    lamentable
    you're pitiful! ¡das pena / lástima!
    • Along the way, you've got lots of pitiful attempts at push-back spin from administration officials who won't give their name.
    • After all, what sensible man would want to get into a relationship that led to marriage with such a poor, pitiful piece of filth?
    • Poor Karl, who wears a pitiful wig and returns Lizzie's kindness by trying to protect her from daddy, endures endless humiliations.
    • Research is pitiful, as are the attempts to provide references and a detailed bibliography of sources.
    • Bonjean's attempt at damage control is so sorry and pitiful that it's almost like watching a car wreck.
    • I shook my head despairingly, thinking about my own pitiful form of transport and felt deep pity for my feet slaves.
    • I'm sorry, your pitiful arguments just do not hold up in the face of facts like this.
    • Pathetic deaths and pitiful rhymes also characterized much of the poetry written about newsboys during this period.
    • The journey only made him seem pitiful and insignificant in the general scheme of things.
    • Instead of graceful movement through the water, when it tries to swim the impression it gives is of a pitiful thrashing about.
    • In a pitiful and pathetic attempt to get his party re-elected, he has disgraced your wonderful country.
    • His pitiful attempt at explaining failed miserably, although he was too ignorant to notice it.
    • In a pitiful attempt to recover from the picture-posting fiasco I shall share some interesting information with you.
    • The owner of the pitiful castle, a small, insignificant knight was very welcoming.
    • Emily makes a pitiful attempt to pull her down the steps every morning and some evenings.
    • It has a few pitiful wretches for clubs, places which would, in Manchester, have been put out of their misery long ago.
    • Who in this house would be able to heat their homes for a pitiful and measly 9 a week? she asked.
    • But Taylor's barrack-room bleating in defence of poor Rio has been nothing short of pitiful.
    • Minerva's pitiful attempts at music making leave her envious of those with perfect pitch.
    • I recall Birmingham City Councils pitiful attempt to rebrand the Christmas period winterval.