Pitiably
Pitiable Pit"i*a*ble, a. [Cf. OF. pitiable, F. pitoyable.] Deserving pity; wworthy of, or exciting, compassion; miserable; lamentable; piteous; as, pitiable persons; a pitiable condition; pitiable wretchedness. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Sorrowful; woeful; sad. See {Piteous}. [1913 Webster] -- {Pit"i*a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Pit"i*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


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  • pitiably — adverb see pitiable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • pitiably — pɪtɪəblɪ adv. in a manner that arouses compassion, pitifully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pitiably — piti·ably …   English syllables

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  • pitiable — [[t]pɪ̱tiəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is pitiable is in such a sad or weak state that you feel pity for them. [WRITTEN] Her grandmother seemed to her a pitiable figure. Syn: pitiful Derived words: pitiably [[t]pɪ̱tiəbli[/t]] ADV GRADED ADV… …   English dictionary

  • pathetically — adverb 1. in a manner arousing sympathy and compassion the sick child cried pathetically • Syn: ↑pitiably • Derived from adjective: ↑pitiable (for: ↑pitiably), ↑pathetic 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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