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pit·i·ful  audio  (pt-fl) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Inspiring or deserving pity.
  2. Arousing contemptuous pity, as through ineptitude or inadequacy. See Synonyms at pathetic.
  3. Archaic Filled with pity or compassion.


OTHER FORMS:
piti·ful·ly(Adverb), piti·ful·ness(Noun)


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