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It was piteous to see how in these intervals his delusions were always shaped by the bitterest experiences of his life.

Human and animal cries blended in one piteous appeal for mercy.

And an answering cry sounded across the lagoon—thin, wailing, piteous.

The colored woman came running, and with her Grace, who looked at the wan features of the soldier with piteous eyes.

His childhood, except when he could be rocked and sung into sickly sleep, was one long piteous wail.


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On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to piteous, such as: beseeching, commiserable, deplorable, distressing, doleful, and dolorous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.