HyperDic: pathetic

English > 3 senses of the word pathetic:
ADJECTIVEallpathetic, hapless, miserable, misfortunate, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretcheddeserving or inciting pity
allpathetic, pitiable, pitifulinspiring mixed contempt / contempt and pity
allpathetic, ridiculous, sillyinspiring scornful pity
pathetic > pronunciation
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English > pathetic: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningdeserving or inciting pity.
Example "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
Synonymshapless, miserable, misfortunate, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched
Broaderunfortunatenot favored by fortune
Spanishcuitado, desafortunado, desdichado, desgraciado, desventurado, infeliz, infortunado, lastimoso, miserable, mísero, pobre, triste
Catalandesafortunat, desgraciat, desventurat, dissortat, infeliç, llastimós, miserable, pobre, trist
Nounspathosa feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
Adverbspatheticallyin a manner arousing sympathy and compassion / compassion
English > pathetic: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaninginspiring mixed contempt / contempt and pity.
Example"their efforts were pathetic"
Synonymspitiable, pitiful
BroadercontemptibleDeserving of contempt / contempt or scorn
Adverbspatheticallyarousing scornful pity
English > pathetic: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaninginspiring scornful pity.
Synonymsridiculous, silly
Broaderundignifiedlacking dignity
Spanishpatético, ridículo, tonto

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