Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Calling forth pity.

Part of speech: adjective

Contemptible; paltry.

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Usage examples "pitiful":

  1. What a pitiful little creature that Dodo was! - "The Salamander", Owen Johnson.
  2. He was pitiful in his regret. - "The Plow-Woman", 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", Prosper Mérimée.