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piteous

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adjective pit·e·ous \ˈpi-tē-əs\

Simple Definition of piteous

  • : deserving or causing feelings of sympathy or pity

Full Definition of piteous

  1. :  of a kind to move to pity or compassion

pit·e·ous·ly adverb
pit·e·ous·ness noun

Examples of piteous

  1. The child cried out in a piteous voice.

  2. <a piteous beggar huddled in the doorway of an abandoned building>



14th Century

First Known Use of piteous

14th century


PITEOUS Defined for Kids

piteous

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adjective pit·e·ous \ˈpi-tē-əs\

Definition of piteous

  1. :  pitiful <The dog let out a piteous whine.>

pit·e·ous·ly adverb <groaning piteously>




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