What is another word for piteously?

Pronunciation: [pˈɪti͡əsli] (IPA)

Piteously is an adverb used to describe something that is sad, pitiful, or deserving of sympathy. Some common synonyms for piteously include miserably, wretchedly, woefully, pathetically, and lamentably. All of these words emphasize a sense of sadness, despair, or suffering. Other synonyms for piteously include forlornly, mournfully, desolately, and sorrowfully. These words convey a sense of helplessness and heartbreak, emphasizing the emotional impact of the situation. Whatever word you choose, it is important to remember that each synonym has its own unique connotations and shades of meaning. Carefully selecting the right word can help you more fully capture the emotional tone of your writing.

Usage examples for Piteously

And then, as she read on, slowly mastering the legal phraseology, conning over the cases quoted in support of each assertion, it gradually became horribly, piteously plain to her that if her husband cared to defend the suit, she had but a very poor chance of obtaining what this work so rightly styled "relief."
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
She looked about her piteously, undecided.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey
More dead than alive, he lay and groaned piteously, and the pirates, being occupied with his sufferings, and pleased, to all appearance, with the ready help which our men had afforded him, tormented and threatened me no more.
"A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas"
Fanny Loviot

Famous quotes with Piteously

  • The earth cracks and is shriveled up; the wind moans piteously; the sky goes out if you should fail.
    William Carlos Williams
  • the country people, in their fear Of wizardry, had wrought destruction here, And piteously these fair things had been maimed
    William Morris

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