pitiable[pit′ē ə bəl]
pitiable definition by Webster's New World
arousing or deserving pity, sometimes mixed with scorn or contempt
Origin: Middle English piteable ; from Middle French ; from pitier: see pity
pitiable definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Arousing or deserving of pity or compassion; lamentable.
- Arousing disdainful pity. See Synonyms at pathetic.
- pitˈi·a·ble·ness noun
- pitˈi·a·bly adverb