previous next
Piteous, 1) compassionate: “these eyes, but for thy p. lips, no more had seen,” Ven. 504. “a wretched image, that p. looks to Phrygian shepherds lent,” Lucr. 1502. “tell your p. heart,” Tp. I, 2, 14. “in thy p. heart plant thou thine ear,” R2 V, 3, 126.
2) exciting compassion: “he pens her p. clamours in her head,” Lucr. 681. “p. plainings of the pretty babes,” Err. I, 1, 73. As II, 1, 40. Wint. III, 3, 91. H6C I, 4, 163. II, 5, 73. R3 I, 2, 158. IV, 3, 2. Rom. I Chor. Rom. I Chor. III, 2, 54. III, 3, 86. V, 3, 180. Caes. III, 2, 202. Hml. II, 1, 82. Hml. II, 1, 82 III, 4, 128. Lr. V, 3, 214.
3) miserable, wretched, pitiful: “in an act of this importance 'twere most p. to be wild,” Wint. II, 1, 182. “or p. they will look, like drowned mice,” H6A I, 2, 12. “his p. and unpitied end,” R3 IV, 4, 74.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: