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Definitions of pathetic:
  • adjective:   inspiring scornful pity
  • adjective:   inspiring mixed contempt and pity
    Example: "Their efforts were pathetic"
  • adjective:   deserving or inciting pity
    Example: "The shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic- Galsworthy"

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