Definition of piteous
: of a kind to move to pity or compassion
Examples of piteous in a sentence
The child cried out in a piteous voice.
a piteous beggar huddled in the doorway of an abandoned building
First Known Use of piteous
PITEOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of piteous for English Language Learners
: deserving or causing feelings of sympathy or pity
PITEOUS Defined for Kids
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