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Definition of pitiable adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    pitiable

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈpɪt̮iəbl//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1 deserving pity or causing you to feel pity The refugees were in a pitiable state. Her life was pitiable and sad.
  2. 2not deserving respect a pitiable lack of talent
  3. Word Familypity noun verbpitiful adjectivepitiless adjectivepitiable adjectivepiteous adjective
NAmE//ˈpɪt̮iəbli//
 
adverb
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