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English definition of “pathetic”

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
(Definition of pathetic from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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