Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Deserving of commiseration or pity; pitiable; capable of exciting sympathy or sorrow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Pitiable.

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  • adjective obsolete pitiable

Etymologies

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Formed as commiser-, the present active indicative stem of the Latin commiseror (whence commiserate) + the English -able; compare miserable.

Examples

  • It is the sinfullest thing in the world, to forsake or destitute a plantation once in forwardness; for besides the dishonor, it is the guiltiness of blood of many commiserable persons.

    The Essays

  • When she said this to the younger matrons of Lisconnel, they thought that the crathurs 'fate was commiserable indeed, and earnestly hoped that they themselves would be spared, plase God, to witness the splendid careers that lay before their own Denises at present playing among the puddles.

    Strangers at Lisconnel

  • It is the sinfullest thing in the world, to forsake or destitute a plantation once in forwardness; for besides the dishonor, it is the guiltiness of blood of many commiserable persons.

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