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PITEOUS

 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)


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Meaning:

Deserving or inciting pity

Synonyms:

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

Similar:

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


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