As an adjective piteous
is pitiful; evincing pity, compassion, or sympathy.
As a verb pitying is
As a noun pitying is
the act of one who pities.
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pitiful; evincing pity, compassion, or sympathy.
(obsolete) pious; devout
- The most piteous tale of Lear.
(obsolete) compassionate; tender
* Alexander Pope
- The Lord can deliver piteous men from temptation.
(obsolete) paltry; mean; pitiful
- [She was] piteous of his case.
The act of one who pities.
* 1849 , Robert Leighton (Archbishop of Glasgow), A practical commentary upon the first Epistle of St. Peter (page 47)
- Oh! the unspeakable privilege to have Him for our Father, who is the Father of mercies and compassions, and those not barren, fruitless pityings , for He is withal the God of all consolations.