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  1. pitifully

    • IPA[ˈpidēf(ə)lē]

    美式

    • adv.
      in a manner that deserves or arouses pity;to a very poor or inadequate degree
    • 釋義

    副詞

    • 1. in a manner that deserves or arouses pity the dog whined and cried pitifully the children were pitifully thin
    • 2. to a very poor or inadequate degree last week 's turnout was pitifully small pitifully weak military forces
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    • IPA[ˈpɪtɪf(ʊ)li]

    英式

    • adv.
      in a manner that deserves or arouses pity: the dog whined and cried pitifully the children were pitifully thin

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