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Arousing pity, especially through vulnerability or sadness
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“In her guise as a pathetic figure, she appears as a young woman who has been fooled by the promises of a faithless young man.”
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Causing, or suggestive of, melancholy or unhappiness
“His poetic accounting sums these facts up as a pathetic tale of a life of unremitting labor crowned by misfortune.”
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Miserably inadequate, to the point of being deserving of scorn
“By which I mean I will use the most pathetic excuses to avoid doing anything.”
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Deserving or inviting derision or mockery
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“This is such a pathetic reply that your prey's antipathy, and disgust with your performance, should immediately dissolve in laughter.”
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Meager or little in amount
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Very poor or bad in standard or quality
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Not having or showing the necessary skills to do something successfully
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Not producing any significant or desired effect
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(colloquial) Timid, or showing a lack of courage
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Failing to convince or impress
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Inclined to sob
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Lacking energy, drive, motivation or emotion
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In a manner behoving a loser
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Poverty-stricken or very poor
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Of or full of expression
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Susceptible to illness or adverse conditions
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