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

     

    pitiably

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//ˈpɪtiəbli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪtiəbli//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1in a way that deserves pity or causes you to feel pity
  2. 2in a way that does not deserve respect