Definitions

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  • adj. comparative form of pitiful: more pitiful

Etymologies

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pitiful +‎ -er

Examples

  • Picked out of a ash-barrel, livin 'in dirt an' ignorance, drinkin 'the beer that leaks outen the kegs on the freight cars, hangin' 'round the saloons an' gittin 'runtier an' dumber an 'more pitifuller every day he lives.

    A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill

  • Olver's relations with Rebecca soon constituted the theme of a more general and lively discourse, in which the remarks concerning Rebecca were mostly kind and considerate, and the praise of George Olver's conduct enthusiastic; and, at the close of which, I remember, Grandma said that "the higher minded folks gits to be, the pitifuller they be a'most always!"

    Cape Cod Folks

  • For if a noble soul is rendered tenfold beautifuller by victory and prosperity, springing now radiant as into his own due element and sunthrone; an ignoble one is rendered tenfold and hundredfold uglier, pitifuller.

    Past and Present

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