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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Arousing or deserving pity or compassion.

Usage examples (36)
  • Adjective : piteous cries for help
  • She still looked at him with the same piteousness.
  • You came to her when she was weakest, with your piteousness, your helpless need.
  • He realised himself that the piteousness wasn't achieving an over-sympathetic response and reacted with a more businesslike explanation. for more
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