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.
adv : in a manner arousing sympathy and compassion; "the sick
child cried pathetically" [syn: pathetically]