Meaning of “pitiful” - Learner’s Dictionary

pitiful

adjective uk us /ˈpɪtifəl/
SAD

making you feel pity:

I didn't recognize him, he looked so pitiful.
BAD

very bad:

a pitiful excuse
pitiful wages
pitifully adverb

(Definition of “pitiful” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)