Piteous Definition

pĭtē-əs
adjective
Arousing or deserving pity or compassion.
Webster's New World
Pitying; compassionate.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
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Origin of Piteous

  • Middle English from Old French piteus from Late Latin pietōsus merciful from Latin pietās compassion piety

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English pitous, from Old French piteus, pitus,

    From Wiktionary

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