pitiable[pit′ē ə bəl]
arousing or deserving pity, sometimes mixed with scorn or contempt
Origin of pitiableMiddle English piteable ; from Middle French ; from pitier: see pity
- Arousing or deserving of pity or compassion; lamentable.
- Arousing disdainful pity. See Synonyms at pathetic.
(comparative more pitiable, superlative most pitiable)
piti- + -able