pathetic

Part of speech: adverb

Pathetically.

Part of speech: adjective

Touching the feelings; arousing compassion. pathetical.

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Usage examples "pathetic":

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