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Meaning of “pathetic” - Learner’s Dictionary

pathetic

adjective     /pəˈθetɪk/
BAD informal
showing no skill, effort, or bravery: He made a rather pathetic attempt to apologize. You're too frightened to speak to her? Come on, that's pathetic! It was a pathetic performance.Useless and futile
SAD
sad and weak: Four times the pathetic little creature fell to the ground.Sympathy and compassion
pathetically adverb
a pathetically small amount of money
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