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piteous

adjective uk   /ˈpɪt.i.əs/ us    /ˈpɪt̬-/
causing you to feel sadness and sympathy: The kitten gave a piteous cry.
piteously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
She wept piteously.
piteousness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “piteous”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使人憐憫的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使人怜悯的…
(Definition of piteous from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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