Arousing or deserving pity
Feeling or expressing pity
He made a piteous, frightened face and bent down.
Please get it for me and put it under for a moment, he pleaded in a piteous voice.
He asked in a hesitating, piteous voice.
But these words came like a piteous, despairing cry and an entreaty for pardon.
They forgot that the frightened face and the figure could not be altered, and that however they might change the setting and adornment of that face, it would still remain piteous and plain.