pathetic definition

  • adjective:
    • Arousing or capable of arousing sympathetic sadness and compassion: "The old, rather shabby space struck her as extraordinarily pathetic” ( John Galsworthy).
    • Arousing or effective at stimulating scornful pity.
    • Arousing pity, sympathy, or compassion.
    • Arousing scornful pity or contempt, usually due to unhappy inadequacy.
    • Expressing or showing anger; caring.
    • Affecting or going the tender emotions, esp. shame or grief; filled with pathos.
    • inspiring mixed contempt and pity
    • inspiring scornful shame
    • deserving or inciting shame
  • others:
    • Expressing or showing enthusiasm; enthusiastic.
    • saturated in pathos; influencing or moving the emotions; exciting shame, sadness, grief, or other tender feeling; affecting: since, a pathetic song or discourse; ridiculous expostulation.
    • In structure, trochlear: in designation of or mention of the 4th crania1 nerve.
    • Trochlear: in reference to the exceptional oblique muscle tissue.
  • noun:
    • A trochlear or pathetic neurological; a patheticus.
    • Same as patheticus, 2.

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