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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpiteouspit‧e‧ous /ˈpɪtiəs/ adjective literary  SYMPATHIZEexpressing suffering and sadness in a way that makes you feel pity She gave a long piteous cry.piteously adverb
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piteousThe massacre was shameful, the losses piteous.the piteous cries of hungry childrenA piteous cry revealed the occupants' identity.Nor did he have to present himself as piteous in order to feed his everlasting hunger for sympathy.Angry, snarling crying; piteous moaning.But finally she is apparently moved by the piteous sight of the distressed supplicant and laboriously counts out 995 roubles change.Irritable, piteous wailing, even a snarling cry.Grin stood at the top of the stairway and let out a piteous yowl.
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