Pitiably



[pit-ee-uh-buh l] /ˈpɪt i ə bəl/

adjective
1.
evoking or deserving pity; lamentable:
pitiable, homeless children.
2.
evoking or deserving contemptuous pity; miserable; contemptible:
a pitiable lack of character.
/ˈpɪtɪəbəl/
adjective
1.
exciting or deserving pity or contempt
adj.

mid-15c., “merciful, compassionate,” from Old French piteable “compassionate, merciful, pious” (13c.; Modern French pitoyable), from piteer “to pity” (see pity). Meaning “deserving pity” is recorded from late 15c. Related: Pitiably.

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