piteously
adverb see piteous

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  • piteously — piteous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ deserving or arousing pity. DERIVATIVES piteously adverb piteousness noun. ORIGIN Old French piteus, from Latin pietas dutifulness …   English terms dictionary

  • Piteously — Piteous Pit e*ous, a. [OE. pitous, OF. pitos, F. piteux. See {Pity}.] 1. Pious; devout. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The Lord can deliver piteous men from temptation. Wyclif. [1913 Webster] 2. Evincing pity, compassion, or sympathy; compassionate;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • piteously — See piteous. * * * …   Universalium

  • piteously — adverb In a piteous manner; pathetically; plaintively …   Wiktionary

  • piteously — adv. RG. 449, 508 …   Oldest English Words

  • piteously — pɪtɪəslɪ adv. pathetically, pitiably, wretchedly, in a manner that arouses compassion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • piteously — pit·e·ous·ly …   English syllables

  • piteously — See: piteous …   English dictionary

  • piteously — adverb in a piteous manner (Freq. 1) • Derived from adjective: ↑piteous …   Useful english dictionary

  • piteous — piteously, adv. piteousness, n. /pit ee euhs/, adj. 1. evoking or deserving pity; pathetic: piteous cries for help. 2. Archaic. compassionate. [1250 1300; ME; r. pitous < OF < ML pietosus. See PITY, OUS] Syn. 1. affecting, moving, distressing,… …   Universalium

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