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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Causing or deserving pity or sorrow; pitiful.

Usage examples (33)
  • The patrons of the karaoke bar were pathetic in their attempt to sound like the original artist.
  • Their efforts were pathetic
  • I mean, the security guard who actually finally spotted her, heard what he called a pathetic little whimper.
  • This winery isn't alone in pathetic websites however. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The "pathetic" (pitiful) performances were appropriate to the "bathetic" (trite, cliched) show.
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