adjective pit·e·ous \ˈpi-tē-əs\

: deserving or causing feelings of sympathy or pity

Full Definition of PITEOUS

:  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>

First Known Use of PITEOUS

14th century
PITEOUS Defined for Kids


adjective pit·e·ous \ˈpi-tē-əs\

Definition of PITEOUS for Kids

:  pitiful <The dog let out a piteous whine.>
pit·e·ous·ly adverb <groaning piteously>


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