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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 piti·able /ˈpɪtiəbəl/
 (a.)可憐的;卑鄙的; [慘的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pit·i·a·ble a.  Deserving pity; wworthy of, or exciting, compassion; miserable; lamentable; piteous; as, pitiable persons; a pitiable condition; pitiable wretchedness.
 Syn: -- Sorrowful; woeful; sad. See Piteous.
 -- Pit*i*a*ble*ness, n. -- Pit*i*a*bly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: inspiring mixed contempt and pity; "their efforts were
             pathetic"; "pitiable lack of character"; "pitiful
             exhibition of cowardice" [syn: pathetic, pitiful]
      2: deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable
         victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as
         extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals
         for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate";
         "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a
         wretched life" [syn: hapless, miserable, misfortunate,
          pathetic, piteous, pitiful, poor, wretched]