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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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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))

4. fallacy

noun. ['ˈfæləsi'] a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning.

Synonyms

  • sophistry
  • sophism
  • pathetic fallacy
  • false belief
  • sophistication
  • misconception
  • logical fallacy
  • pseudoscience

Antonyms

  • unenlightenment
  • naivete
  • dimension
  • concept

Example sentences of the word pathetic-fallacy


1. Noun Phrase
In response, Victorian era critic John Ruskin developed the concept of pathetic fallacy, which asserts that characters view reality through the distorted lens of their passionate emotions.

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