HyperDic: pathetically

English > 2 senses of the word pathetically:
ADVERBallpathetically, pitiablyin a manner arousing sympathy and compassion / compassion
allpatheticallyarousing scornful pity
pathetically > pronunciation
Soundspahtheh'tihkahliy; pahtheh'tihkliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > pathetically: 2 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn a manner arousing sympathy and compassion / compassion.
Example"the sick child cried pathetically"
Synonympitiably
Adjectivespatheticdeserving or inciting pity
English > pathetically: 2 senses > adverb 2
MeaningArousing scornful pity.
Examples
  • "they had pathetically little money"
  • "it was pathetically bad"
Spanishpatéticamente
Adjectivespatheticinspiring mixed contempt / contempt and pity

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