What does the word pitiful mean?

Usage examples for pitiful

  1. What a pitiful little creature that Dodo was! – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  2. He was pitiful in his regret. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  3. To begin with, I should describe my pitiful condition, and point out that I was the victim of Nature's cruelty. – Abbé Aubain and Mosaics by Prosper Mérimée