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Definition of piteous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    piteous

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈpɪt̮iəs//
     
    [usually before noun] (literary)
     
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  1. 1deserving pity or causing you to feel pity synonym pathetic
  2. 2 a piteous cry/sight
  3. Word Familypity noun verbpitiful adjectivepitiless adjectivepitiable adjectivepiteous adjective
 
adverb
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: piteous