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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
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Deserving or inciting pity
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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