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 Dictionary entry overview: What does piteous mean? 

PITEOUS (adjective)
  The adjective PITEOUS has 1 sense:

1. deserving or inciting pity

  Familiarity information: PITEOUS used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PITEOUS (adjective)

Sense 1piteous [BACK TO TOP]


Deserving or inciting pity


hapless; misfortunate; pathetic; piteous; poor; miserable; pitiable; pitiful; wretched

Context examples:

a hapless victim / miserable victims of war / the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic / piteous appeals for help / pitiable homeless children / a pitiful fate / Oh, you poor thing / his poor distorted limbs / a wretched life


unfortunate (not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune)

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