deserving or inciting pity;
"a hapless victim"
"miserable victims of war"
"the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"
"piteous appeals for help"
"pitiable homeless children"
"a pitiful fate"
"Oh, you poor thing"
"his poor distorted limbs"
"a wretched life"
- The real reason doesn't ascribe to the hapless employee, but for boss' emotion.
- His hapless lover was knocked down by a car.
- All of them were hapless victims of this hurricane.
- This hapless creature had never known a moment's pleasure.
The Maseru hunt took off after some hapless hyena.出自： W. Boyd