What does the word pathetic mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Pathetically.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Touching the feelings; arousing compassion. pathetical.

Usage examples for pathetic

  1. Kate spoke with an eagerness more pathetic than tears. – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  2. And then such a curious, pathetic scene took place in the courtyard of " Robey's." – Good Old Anna by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  3. But his pathetic anxiety merely caused Seyd to laugh the more. – The Mystery of The Barranca by Herman Whitaker