piteous

adjective
pit·e·ous | \ ˈpi-tē-əs \

Definition of piteous 

: of a kind to move to pity or compassion

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Other words from piteous

piteously adverb
piteousness noun

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

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of piteous was in the 14th century

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piteous

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of piteous

: deserving or causing feelings of sympathy or pity

piteous

adjective
pit·e·ous | \ ˈpi-tē-əs \

Kids Definition of piteous

: pitiful The dog let out a piteous whine.

Other words from piteous

piteously adverb groaning piteously

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