Piteous

Definition of Piteous

Pit´e`ous
a.1.Pious; devout.
The Lord can deliver piteous men from temptation.
- Wyclif.
2.Evincing pity, compassion, or sympathy; compassionate; tender.
She was so charitable and so pitous.
- Chaucer.
3.Fitted to excite pity or sympathy; wretched; miserable; lamentable; sad; as, a piteous case.
The most piteous tale of Lear.
- Shak.
4.Paltry; mean; pitiful.

Related Words

afflictive, beseeching, bitter, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, deplorable, depressing, depressive, discomforting, dismal, dismaying, distressful, distressing, doleful, dolorific, dolorogenic, dolorous, dreary, emotional, entreating, grievous, heartrending, imploring, joyless, lamentable, melancholy, miserable, mournful, painful, pathetic, pitiful, plaintive, poor, regrettable, rueful, ruined, saddening, sharp, sore, sorrowful, supplicating, tearful, uncomfortable, woebegone, woeful, wretched
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