un pitiably

pitiable

[pit-ee-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
evoking or deserving pity; lamentable: pitiable, homeless children.
2.
evoking or deserving contemptuous pity; miserable; contemptible: a pitiable lack of character.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Old French piteable, equivalent to pite(er) to pity + -able -able

pitiableness, noun
pitiably, adverb
unpitiable, adjective
unpitiably, adverb

piteous, pitiable, pitiful, pitiless (see synonym study at pitiful).


1, 2. See pitiful.
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pitiable (ˈpɪtɪəbəl)
 
adj
exciting or deserving pity or contempt
 
'pitiableness
 
n
 
'pitiably
 
adv

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