Meaning of pitiable

pit•i•a•ble

Pronunciation: (pit'ē-u-bul), [key]
— adj.
  1. evoking or deserving pity; lamentable: pitiable, homeless children.
  2. evoking or deserving contemptuous pity; miserable; contemptible: a pitiable lack of character.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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