Antonyms of adj pitiful

3 senses of pitiful

Sense 1
pathetic, pitiable, pitiful -- (inspiring mixed contempt and pity; "their efforts were pathetic"; "pitiable lack of character"; "pitiful exhibition of cowardice")

INDIRECT (VIA contemptible) -> estimable -- (deserving of respect or high regard)

Sense 2
deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry -- (bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs")

INDIRECT (VIA bad) -> good -- (having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office")

Sense 3
hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched -- (deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life")

INDIRECT (VIA unfortunate) -> fortunate -- (having unexpected good fortune; "other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice")

Similarity of adj pitiful

3 senses of pitiful

Sense 1
pathetic, pitiable, pitiful -- (inspiring mixed contempt and pity; "their efforts were pathetic"; "pitiable lack of character"; "pitiful exhibition of cowardice")
       => contemptible (vs. estimable) -- (deserving of contempt or scorn)

Sense 2
deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry -- (bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs")
       => bad (vs. good) -- (having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice")

Sense 3
hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched -- (deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life")
       => unfortunate (vs. fortunate) -- (not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune; "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned")

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