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1. pathetic

adjective. ['pəˈθɛtɪk'] deserving or inciting pity.

Synonyms

  • unfortunate
  • hapless
  • pitiable
  • pitiful
  • wretched
  • piteous
  • poor
  • misfortunate

Antonyms

  • lucky
  • successful
  • auspicious
  • inauspiciousness

Etymology

  • patheticus (Latin)
  • παθητικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Pathetic

  • electromagnetic
  • parthenogenetic
  • unapologetic
  • pharmakinetic
  • paramagnetic
  • intermagnetic
  • ferromagnetic
  • peripatetic
  • hyperkinetic
  • geomagnetic
  • diamagnetic
  • kinesthetic
  • helionetic
  • epigenetic
  • apologetic
  • synergetic
  • prosthetic
  • homiletic
  • arithmetic
  • anesthetic
  • alphabetic
  • synthetic
  • prophetic
  • magnetic
  • frenetic
  • energetic
  • diuretic
  • dietetic
  • diabetic
  • cosmetic

How do you pronounce pathetic?

Pronounce pathetic as pəˈθɛtɪk.

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Sentences with pathetic


1. Adjective
A dog's sense of smell makes our human sense of smell look like a pathetic joke.

Quotes about pathetic


1. Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
- Mark Twain

2. Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to make his children happier; and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions.
- George Santayana

3. Writing is not for me. I completely lose my sense of humor when I write. I become extremely pathetic, very sensational. Images give me possibilities that I don't have with words.
- Marjane Satrapi

2. pathetic

adjective. ['pəˈθɛtɪk'] inspiring mixed contempt and pity.

Synonyms

  • pitiful
  • contemptible

Antonyms

  • comfortable
  • achiever
  • privileged

Etymology

  • patheticus (Latin)
  • παθητικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. pathetic

adjective. ['pəˈθɛtɪk'] inspiring scornful pity.

Synonyms

  • ridiculous
  • silly

Antonyms

  • ample
  • superior
  • happy

Etymology

  • patheticus (Latin)
  • παθητικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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