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pitiful

adjective

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3 deserving of one's pity
  • pitiful orphans who had lost everything in the war

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“Pitiful.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pitiful. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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