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synonyms for pathetic

  • deplorable
  • feeble
  • heartbreaking
  • miserable
  • pitiful
  • poignant
  • sorry
  • woeful
  • commiserable
  • distressing
  • heartrending
  • inadequate
  • lamentable
  • meager
  • melting
  • moving
  • paltry
  • petty
  • piteous
  • pitiable
  • plaintive
  • poor
  • puny
  • rueful
  • tender
  • touching
  • useless
  • worthless
  • wretched

antonyms for pathetic

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  • cheerful
  • excellent
  • glad
  • good
  • happy
  • joyful
  • wonderful
  • useful
  • worthwhile
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How to use pathetic in a sentence

There are some mattresses on the ground and a pathetic amount of necessities.
THE BALLAD OF THE CHOWCHILLA BUS KIDNAPPINGKALEB HORTONJULY 23, 2021VOX
Part of the fun of declaring yourself being based is getting to label the other side as weak, wrong and pathetic — and, well, cringe.
THE TRAILER: BASED OR CRINGE? A NEW WAY OF EXPLAINING THE SAME OLD POLITICAL BRAWLSDAVID WEIGELJULY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
This concept was just as sexist, but it at least recognized that women were powerful rather than pathetic.
MYANMAR'S WOMEN ARE FIGHTING FOR A NEW FUTURE AFTER A LONG HISTORY OF MILITARY OPPRESSIONMIMI AYEJUNE 1, 2021TIME
The story Dobbs tells is, by turns, hilarious, pathetic and infuriating.
NIXON KNEW BETTER, BUT HE COULDN’T SAVE HIMSELFJOE KLEINMAY 28, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In the show, the joke is meant to be at Michael’s expense — look at this pathetic man, newly single and so desperate for love that he would settle for a woman he can’t even identify.
ASIAN WOMEN SAY HOLLYWOOD HAS FAILED THEM FOR DECADES. THEY’RE READY FOR MEANINGFUL CHANGE.SONIA RAOMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Tressan fell suddenly to groaning and wringing his hands a pathetic figure had it been less absurd.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The observer might well remain perplexed at the pathetic discord between human work and human wants.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
It is curious to note children's first manifestations of a sense of the pathetic and the comic as represented in art.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
He was fond of the pathetic, but the humorous moved him most, and his lively gifts were welcome wherever we went.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
In spite of his brilliant career, Bernadotte must ever remain one of the most pathetic figures in history.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
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WORDS RELATED TO PATHETIC

  • cheap
  • contemptible
  • crappy
  • grotty
  • inferior
  • miserable
  • pathetic
  • poor
  • rotten
  • second-rate
  • shabby
  • sub-par
  • third-rate
  • useless
  • worthless
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.