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    pathetic - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pathetic

    Definition
    (adj) deserving or inciting pity
    Example Sentence
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life
    Definition
    (adj) inspiring mixed contempt and pity
    Synonyms : pitiable , pitiful
    Example Sentence
    • their efforts were pathetic
    • pitiable lack of character
    • pitiful exhibition of cowardice
    Definition
    (adj) inspiring scornful pity
    Synonyms : ridiculous , silly
    Example Sentence
    • how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pathetic

divide into PATH + HECTIC...If you have to travel a hectic path then you feel sad.

if there is not path to proceed then you feel sad

PAT with HATE - patting but showing scorn/hate

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