An example of pitiful is a stray dog.
- arousing or deserving pity
- deserving contempt; despicable
- Archaic full of pity or compassion
- Inspiring or deserving pity.
- Arousing contemptuous pity, as through ineptitude or inadequacy. See Synonyms at pathetic.
- Archaic Filled with pity or compassion.
(comparative pitifuller, superlative pitifullest)
From pity +"Ž -ful.