Definition of pitiably in English:

pitiably

adverb

  • See pitiable

    • ‘The human babe is a pitiably helpless and lamentably ignorant animal.’
    • ‘When atrocious trouble does come, he suffers it most pitiably.’
    • ‘His back was straight again, after all those years of being so pitiably hunched and trembling from the Parkinson's disease.’
    • ‘I am terribly sorry, but we are pitiably unprepared to entertain such distinguished company as yourself, your majesty.’
    • ‘The gay characters were presented as suffering from an affliction, or if not, at least as being pitiably different.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the survivors of the genocide - who were pitiably few in number - haunted the country like ghosts.’

Pronunciation

pitiably

/ˈpɪtɪəbli/