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Pathetic meaning

pathetic - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Expressing or showing anger; passionate.
  2. 2. Affecting or moving the tender emotions, esp. pity or grief; full of pathos; as, a pathetic song or story.
  3. 3. Exciting pity; touching.

pathetic - examples of usage

  1. When I look back at myself then, from where I now am, I seem a very pathetic figure. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. She might do the pathetic business- a wife and not a widow, or whatever the poetry of the thing is. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. I think it is one of the most pathetic songs in the world. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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