- Characterised or marked by pitifulness; piteous
- 1856, The Night Watch: Or, Social Life in the South, page 344:
- Lor', Miss Moggy, you'd think dat man had been married all de days of his life time, he look so lonesome and pitisome like.
- 1923, O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories, page 246:
- For a day he did scant else but enhowl himself to a pitisome hoarseness.
- 2006, Pat Mattaini Mestern, No Choice But Freedom:
- “Perhaps, Husband, the division by classes will have no place in this country. That would be pitisome, for it has taken centuries to form our traditions.”
- 2013, Clancy Sigal, Weekend in Dinlock:
- Davie is loud with pitisome self-justification.