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pathetic

pathetic as in deserving or inciting pity
  • "a hapless victim"
  • "miserable victims of war"
  • "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic- Galsworthy"
  • "piteous appeals for help"
  • "pitiable homeless children"
  • "a pitiful fate"
  • "Oh, you poor thing"
  • "his poor distorted limbs"
  • "a wretched life"

Synonyms

  • haplessdeserving or inciting pity
  • miserablevery unhappy; deserving or inciting pity; of the most contemptible kind; of very poor quality or condition; characterized by physical misery; contemptibly small in amount
  • misfortunatedeserving or inciting pity
  • piteousdeserving or inciting pity
  • pitiableinspiring mixed contempt and pity; deserving or inciting pity
  • pitifulinspiring mixed contempt and pity; bad; deserving or inciting pity
  • poorpeople without possessions or wealth (considered as a group); deserving or inciting pity; having little money or few possessions; characterized by or indicating poverty; lacking in quality or substances; of insufficient quantity to meet a need
  • wretchedof very poor quality or condition; characterized by physical misery; very unhappy; morally reprehensible; deserving or inciting pity
pathetic as in inspiring mixed contempt and pity
  • "their efforts were pathetic"
  • "pitiable lack of character"
  • "pitiful exhibition of cowardice"

Synonyms

  • pitiableinspiring mixed contempt and pity; deserving or inciting pity
  • pitifulinspiring mixed contempt and pity; bad; deserving or inciting pity
pathetic as in inspiring scornful pity
  • "how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years- Dashiell Hammett"

Synonyms

  • ridiculousinspiring scornful pity; so unreasonable as to invite derision; broadly or extravagantly humorous
  • sillya word used for misbehaving children; ludicrous, foolish; lacking seriousness; inspiring scornful pity; dazed from or as if from repeated blows