pathetic /pəˈθetɪk/ adjective
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.
SAD › sad and weak: Four times the pathetic little creature fell to the ground. pathetically adverb › a pathetically small amount of money