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piteous

pit·e·ous

piteous

 
 
pronunciation:
pI ti s
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: worthy of or inspiring pity or sympathy; pitiable.
The dog had been injured badly and its cries were piteous.
synonyms:
pathetic, pitiable, pitiful
similar words:
heartbreaking, heartrending, moving, poignant, poor, rueful, tearful, touching
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derivations: piteously (adv.), piteousness (n.)