What is the opposite of pathetic?

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Opposite of arousing pity, especially through vulnerability or sadness
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Opposite of miserably inadequate
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Opposite of causing, or suggestive of, melancholy or unhappiness
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Opposite of meager or little in amount
“This bizarre method of recruitment may explain why a substantial number of eligible candidates refused to apply for the role.”
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(colloquial) Opposite of timid, or showing a lack of courage
“Obviously, I haven't been brave enough to broach this topic amongst our friends for fear of an outcry.”
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Opposite of feeling, deserving of, or characterized by, severe unhappiness or sadness
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Opposite of having or arousing feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia, typically in an exaggerated and self-indulgent way
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Opposite of evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret
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Opposite of causing or characterized by extreme distress or sorrow
“Some events might seem to create unbearable burdens, but a fortunate turn of events might magically appear to make for an altogether different and unexpected peace.”
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Opposite of arousing scornful pity or contempt, often due to miserable inadequacy
“Cleaves earned a niche in the scholarly world as a man who made a respectable attempt to rescue several noteworthy historical characters from relative obscurity.”
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Opposite of inadequate, substandard or, not satisfactory
“Although both flights were completely full, the level of service was quite satisfactory.”
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Opposite of excessively sentimental
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Opposite of very bad or incompetent
“Although he was an accomplished guitarist, Chediak entered the world of music as a publisher of music.”
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Opposite of poverty-stricken; very poor
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(of an explanation or excuse) Opposite of unconvincingly feeble
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Opposite of expressing or characterized by derision
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Opposite of contrary to reason or common sense
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Opposite of provoking laughter through being ludicrous
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Opposite of relating to or resembling farce, especially because of absurd or ridiculous aspects
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Opposite of not producing any significant or desired effect
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Opposite of causing unhappiness or distress
“The people were counting on their new leader to create a more hopeful situation for their country.”
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Opposite of showing no strength of character
“It showed how strong he was when he got knocked down but got back up to continue the fight.”
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