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British English: pathetic /pəˈθɛtɪk/ ADJECTIVE
touching If you describe a person or animal as pathetic, you mean that they are sad and weak or helpless, and they make you feel very sorry for them.
...a pathetic little three-legged dog.
- American English: pathetic
- Arabic: مُثِيرٌ لِلْعُطُوف
- Brazilian Portuguese: patético
- Chinese: 可怜的
- Croatian: patetičan
- Czech: žalostný
- Danish: ynkelig
- Dutch: zielig
- European Spanish: patético
- Finnish: säälittävä
- French: lamentable
- German: mitleiderregend
- Greek: αξιολύπητος
- Italian: patetico
- Japanese: 哀れな
- Korean: 측은한
- Norwegian: patetisk
- Polish: patetyczny
- European Portuguese: patético
- Romanian: patetic
- Russian: жалкий
- Spanish: patético
- Swedish: patetisk
- Thai: น่าสงสาร
- Turkish: acınası
- Ukrainian: жалісний
- Vietnamese: thảm bại
British English: pathetic ADJECTIVE
annoying If you describe someone or something as pathetic, you mean that they make you feel impatient or angry, often because they are weak or not very good.
What pathetic excuses.
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