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