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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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a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable
a Mexican hat for men that is tall and has a very wide brim
Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on
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Definition of pitiful from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.