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
Synonymsheartbreaking, heartrending, miserable, pathetic, pitiable, pitiful, poor, rueful, sorry, wretched
Related Wordsdeplorable, lamentable, regrettable; emotional, impressive, inspiring; affecting, moving, poignant, stirring, touching; awful, horrible, terrible; distressing, disturbing, upsetting; grievous, mournful, sad, sorrowful, woeful
Near Antonymsunimpressive, uninspiring
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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