What does piteous mean?

Definitions for piteous
ˈpɪt i əspiteous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched(adj)

    deserving or inciting pity

    "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life"

Wiktionary

  1. piteous(Adjective)

    pitiful

  2. Origin: pitous, from piteus, pitus,

Webster Dictionary

  1. Piteous(adj)

    pious; devout

  2. Piteous(adj)

    evincing pity, compassion, or sympathy; compassionate; tender

  3. Piteous(adj)

    fitted to excite pity or sympathy; wretched; miserable; lamentable; sad; as, a piteous case

  4. Piteous(adj)

    paltry; mean; pitiful

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Piteous

    pit′e-us, adj. showing or feeling pity: fitted to excite pity: mournful: compassionate: paltry.—adv. Pit′eously.—n. Pit′eousness. [O. Fr. pitos, piteus. Cf. Pity.]

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How to say piteous in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of piteous in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of piteous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of piteous in a Sentence

  1. Homer:

    It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death all things appear fair. But when dogs shame the gray head and gray chin and nakedness of an old man killed, it is the most piteous thing that happens among wretched mortals.

  2. Helen Hunt Jackson:

    Wounded vanity knows when it is mortally hurt and limps off the field, piteous, all disguises thrown away. But pride carries its banner to the last and fast as it is driven from one field unfurls it in another, never admitting that there is a shade less honor in the second field than in the first, or in the third than in the second.

Images & Illustrations of piteous

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