What does piteous mean?


What does piteous mean?

Origin of 'Piteous'

Like many English words, 'piteous' is derived from a Latin root. It was first used in the English language during the Middle Ages as a loanword from French.

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'Piteous' is an adjective which describes something that invokes pity, or sadness. The etymology of 'piteous' come from the Latin word pietas, which...

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