Pitiful

Definition of Pitiful

Pit´i`ful
a.1.Full of pity; tender-hearted; compassionate; kind; merciful; sympathetic.
The Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
- James v. 11.
2.Piteous; lamentable; eliciting compassion.
A thing, indeed, very pitiful and horrible.
- Spenser.
3.To be pitied for littleness or meanness; miserable; paltry; contemptible; despicable.

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