US: /pəˈθɛtɪk/
UK: /pɐθˈɛtɪk/

English Vietnamese dictionary

pathetic /pə'θetik/
  • tính từ
    • cảm động, lâm ly, thống thiết

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
1 making you feel pity or sadness: a pathetic and lonely old man + The starving children were a pathetic sight.
2 (informal, disapproving) weak, useless and not successful: a pathetic excuse / joke + She made a pathetic attempt to smile. + I know it sounds pathetic, but I can't ride a bike. + You're pathetic!
pathetically adverb: He cried pathetically. + a pathetically shy woman

Thesaurus dictionary

1 moving, stirring, affecting, affective, touching, emotional, emotive, poignant, tragic, heart-rending, heart-breaking, pitiful, pitiable, piteous, plaintive, wretched, miserable, sorrowful, grievous, sad, doleful, dolorous, mournful, woeful, lamentable:
The boat people told a pathetic tale of the hardship of weeks in the open sea
2 meagre, paltry, feeble, inadequate, poor, petty, puny, sorry, piddling, Colloq measly, Slang crummy:
He made a pathetic effort to pull himself together. A return of three per cent a year is pathetic.

Concise English dictionary

+deserving or inciting pity
+inspiring mixed contempt and pity
+inspiring scornful pity