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The scrawny little kitten looked so pitiful out in the rain.
The refugee camp was a pitiful sight.
a pitiful performance
a pitiful excuse
The way we have been treated is pitiful.
pitifully thin children
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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …
the system of trade unions, or the principles on which trade unions are based
a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …
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Definition of pitiful from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.