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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

(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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'Only an abscess filled with the pus of hatred and narcissism would've to write gibberish all the time to seek validation and prove his patriotism all the time, your TL is more about Pakistan than your ownself so we all know who is living a pathetic life.I know you're undercover,' The TV personality fired back.
But Piers then called the weatherman "pathetic" as he took aim at him, before admitting he "couldn't hate him any more" than he already did.
'Napaka-pathetic ng taktika ng ating mga kalaban para lang ako ay siraan sa mga kapwa ko senatorial candidates sa ilalim ng Hugpong ng Pagbabago (My political rivals' tactic to discredit me before my fellow Hugpong ng Pagbabago Senate candidates is pathetic),' Marcos said in a statement on Friday.
When this scribe contacted PSF Game Development Officer Sqd Ldr Aamir Iqbal regarding such a pathetic results of Tayyab and Asim, Aamir replied: 'The PSF wanted these players to train with national coaches at Mushaf Complex, but they preferred to train at Punjab.
There should be a commission or authority to address the pathetic conditions in Thar.
A political and social worker, Syed Farhat Ali Shah said that Silanwai Railway station was constructed in 1905 during British regime, but department concerned had not paid any proper attention so far and building was now in pathetic condition.
Dorbor says this is the second incident involving women living under pathetic conditions.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Cumberbatch disagreed, labelling his colleague's unhappiness as "pathetic".
Srinagar(Jammu and Kashmir) [India], January 30 ( ANI ): Kashmir Deputy Mufti Azam Nasir-Ul-Islam on Tuesday sparked a row by saying that Muslims in India should get a separate country as they are bound to live in pathetic conditions.
What is trivial to some may be devastating to others but, what is truly pathetic and bordering on inhumane, is the 'get a backbone' response aimed at the victims while allowing the abusive behaviour to continue with impunity.
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he's 'pathetic' at relationships.
Islamabad -- The Federal minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael has expressed deep concern and taken a prompt notice of the barbaric and pathetic incident of the burning of women in Peshawar on Monday.