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Meaning of “pitiful” - Learner’s Dictionary

pitiful

adjective
 
 
/ˈpɪtifəl/
SAD making you feel pity: I didn't recognize him, he looked so pitiful.Sympathy and compassion
BAD very bad: a pitiful excuse pitiful wagesUseless and futile
pitifully adverb
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