(?), a. [OE. pitous, OF. pitos, F. piteux. See Pity.] 1. Pious; devout. [Obs.]
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The Lord can deliver piteous men from temptation.
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2. Evincing pity, compassion, or sympathy; compassionate; tender. "[She] piteous of his case." Pope.
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She was so charitable and so pitous.
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3. Fitted to excite pity or sympathy; wretched; miserable; lamentable; sad; as, a piteous case. Spenser.
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The most piteous tale of Lear.
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4. Paltry; mean; pitiful. "Piteous amends." Milton.
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Syn. -- Sorrowful; mournful; affecting; doleful; woeful; rueful; sad; wretched; miserable; pitiable; pitiful; compassionate.
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-- Pit"e*ous*ly, adv. -- Pit"e*ous*ness, n.
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