Definition of piteously adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

piteously

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈpɪtiəsli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪtiəsli//
 
(literary)
 
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in a way that deserves pity or causes you to feel pity synonym pathetically (1)