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pa·thet·ic

(pă-thet'ik),
1. Denoting cranial nerve IV (pathetic nerve), the trochlear nerve.
2. Denoting that which arouses sorrow or pity.
[G. pathētikos, relating to the feelings]

pathetic

[pəthet′ik]
pertaining to something that engenders emotions of sympathy, pity, and sadness.

pathetic

(pă-thĕt′ĭk) [L. patheticus]
1. Pert. to, or arousing, the emotions of pity, sympathy, or tenderness.
2. Pert. to the trochlear nerve.
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He added: "It is quite clear this forum is a fairly pathetic attempt by the Government to restore some of their credibility and divert the attention of the public in the aftermath of the fiasco that has been Irish Water.
He tweeted: "I've had enough, pathetic, inadequate and EMBARRASING from John Carver and the boys.
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A WOMAN who has three sons serving life for murder has been condemned by a judge as "a pathetic and tragic character".
I read so many letters about pathetic driving, but I don't see one thing being done - please keep my and everyone's family safe.
POLITICIANS who embellish the facts may be pathetic but, in some eyes, it makes them seem more human, an expert in political communications said.
Unfortunately, I don't suppose you will get to read this as judging by your pathetic actions you are probably unable to read, write or comprehend buying a paper.
MUSCAT: The workers, who have been leading a pathetic life sans food and proper shelter in the outskirts of Qurum, after their company allegedly denied them their salaries, shelter and renewal of labour cards, will finally fly back home.
To come up with something like that is pathetic," Jordan told a British newspaper.
Dilapidated roads and streets, out of order streets lights, heaps of garbage in the streets and pathetic sewerage system in the area are causing trouble for the residents.
10) said "So far the Conservative Government's response has been pathetic and disgraceful".