pitifully

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pitiful +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

pitifully (comparative more pitifully, superlative most pitifully)

  1. In a pitiful manner.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      The coral faded even from her lips, till they were as white as Leo's face, and quivered pitifully.