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English definition of “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
(Definition of pitiful adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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