Definition of Piteous

1. Adjective. Deserving or inciting pity. "A wretched life"




Definition of Piteous

1. a. Pious; devout.

Definition of Piteous

1. Adjective. pitiful ¹

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Definition of Piteous

1. pitiful [adj] - See also: pitiful

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piteous

pitchmen
pitchout
pitchouts
pitchpenny
pitchpole
pitchpoled
pitchpoles
pitchpoling
pitchside
pitchstone
pitcht
pitchwoman
pitchwomen
pitchwork
pitchy
piteous (current term)
piteously
piteousness
piteousnesses
pitfall
pitfalling
pitfalls
pitful
pitfuls
pith
pith hat
pith helmet
pith helmets
pithball

Literary usage of Piteous

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1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1826)
"piteous signifies moving pity (». Pity.) RUEFUL or full of rue, from the German reuen to repent, signifies indicative of mach sorrow. WOFUL or full of wo, ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Some comfort might it be If I and she, whose piteous fate it was To bear thee, now might satisfy our souls With tears and lamentation o'er thy corse. ..."

3. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"PITIABLE, piteous, PITIFUL. ... signifies deserving of jut;/; piteous, moving Р^У- PITIFUL, full of that which awakens pity- a ..."

4. La démocratie libérale by Thomas Hodgkin, Etienne Vacherot (1896)
"... and broke his promise to Justinian to ask for no money for the war,—if such a promise was ever made,—by sending to Constantinople the following piteous ..."

5. The Contemporary Review (1870)
"The harlots are Magdalenes, piteous and tearful, repenting themselves in postures of beautiful remorse. The audience of Jesus groups il.solf with artistic ..."

6. Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth (1900)
"I particularly love that smell, — it brings before me the entire benevolence of Nature, for ever working death and decay, so piteous in themselves, ..."

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