pathetically


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pa·thet·ic

 (pə-thĕt′ĭk) also pa·thet·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Arousing or deserving of sympathetic sadness and compassion: "The old, rather shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic" (John Galsworthy).
2. Arousing or deserving of scornful pity.

[French pathétique, from Late Latin pathēticus, from Greek pathētikos, sensitive, from pathētos, liable to suffer, from pathos, suffering; see kwent(h)- in Indo-European roots.]

pa·thet′i·cal·ly adv.
Synonyms: pathetic, pitiful, pitiable, piteous, lamentable
These adjectives describe what inspires or deserves pity. Something pathetic elicits sympathetic sadness and compassion: "a most earnest ... entreaty, addressed to you in the most pathetic tones of the voice so dear to you" (Charles Dickens).
Both pitiful and pitiable apply to what is touchingly sad: "She told a most pitiful story" (Samuel Butler)."The emperor had been in a state of pitiable vacillation" (William Hickling Prescott).
Sometimes these three terms connote contemptuous pity, as for what is hopelessly inept or inadequate: a school with pathetic academic standards."To be guided by second-hand conjecture is pitiful" (Jane Austen)."That cold accretion called the world, which, so terrible in the mass, is so unformidable, even pitiable, in its units" (Thomas Hardy).
Piteous applies to what cries out for pity: "They ... made piteous lamentation to us to save them" (Daniel Defoe).
Lamentable suggests the evocation of pity mixed with sorrow: "Tell thou the lamentable tale of me, / And send the hearers weeping to their beds" (Shakespeare).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.pathetically - in a manner arousing sympathy and compassion; "the sick child cried pathetically"
2.pathetically - arousing scornful pity; "they had pathetically little money"; "it was pathetically bad"
Translations
بِصورَةٍ مُثيرة للعَواطِف والشَّفَقَه
dojemně
ömurlega
acınacak derecede

pathetically

[pəˈθetɪklɪ] ADV
1. (= piteously) [whimper, moan] → lastimeramente; [say] → con voz lastimera
pathetically thin/weaktan delgado/débil que da/daba pena
she was pathetically gratefulsu gratitud resultaba penosa
2. (= uselessly) [play, perform] → que da/daba pena
a pathetically inadequate answeruna respuesta patética

pathetically

[pəˈθɛtɪkəli] adv
(= pitifully)
She was pathetically thin → Elle était si maigre que cela faisait pitié.
(= extremely)
She was pathetically grateful when Kyle helped her out → Elle était incroyablement reconnaissante à Kyle de l'avoir aidée.
a pathetically small number → un nombre dérisoire

pathetically

adv
(= piteously)mitleiderregend; he limped along patheticallyes war ein mitleiderregender Anblick, wie er einherhumpelte; pathetically thin/weakerschreckend dünn/schwach
slow, stupid, inefficienterbärmlich; a pathetically inadequate answereine äußerst dürftige Antwort; a pathetically weak attemptein kläglicher Versuch; pathetically incapableabsolut unfähig; the goalie dived pathetically latees war zum Weinen, wie spät sich der Torwart nach dem Ball warf; the trains are pathetically latees ist zum Weinen or ein Jammer, wie unpünktlich die Züge sind; it had become pathetically obvious that she was ignoring himes war schon peinlich zu sehen, wie sie ihn ignorierte

pathetically

[pəˈθɛtɪklɪ] advda far pena, da far pietà
pathetically thin/weak → spaventosamente magro/a/debole
a pathetically inadequate answer → una risposta da far cascar le braccia

pathetic

(pəˈθetik) adjective
1. causing pity. The lost dog was a pathetic sight.
2. weak and useless. a pathetic attempt.
paˈthetically adverb
References in classic literature ?
I happened to be at that moment engaged in putting the case pathetically to our gifted Magdalen.
There shortly followed the most regrettable incident in his whole career, which pathetically illustrates also the lack of a sense of humor which was perhaps his greatest defect.
He held out his hand, and she took it and said "good-night." But her eyes asked a question so eloquently, so frankly and pathetically that he answered it with words.
Casaubon," said Miss Noble, pathetically; "else I must go back and say No, and that will hurt him."
"I wish you could translate it into English for me," I said, pathetically, to my help-mate.
"No, don't be hurt," she pleaded quite pathetically; "let only me be hurt, if I have been ungenerous."
"Madame la princesse--Un pauvre expatrie--Malheur continuel--Les princes russes sont si genereux!" said a man who for some time past had been hanging around the old lady's chair--a personage who, dressed in a shabby frockcoat and coloured waistcoat, kept taking off his cap, and smiling pathetically.
Pullet, holding her head on one side, and fixing her eyes pathetically on her sister, "if your husband makes away with his money.
He shook hands with her and wished her good-morning: then, looking lovingly in her face, and still retaining her hand in his, murmured pathetically, 'The last - last day!'
As the latter passed out of the door the man turned pathetically to the women.
After that, one of two things will happen: either the Bishop will see the error of his way and return from his vacation a well man in whose eyes there are no more visions, or else he will persist in his madness, and then you may expect to see in the papers, couched pathetically and tenderly, the announcement of his insanity.
I know not why he was so infinitely pathetic, unless it were because he was so pathetically unaware of it; but even strong men had to turn hastily from looking at him, and more than once on summer evenings he had touched the fount of Hook's tears and made it flow.