pitisome

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From pity +‎ -some.

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pitisome (comparative more pitisome, superlative most pitisome)

  1. 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.

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