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adjective     pathetic pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    useless or not effective in an annoying way

    He made a pathetic attempt to explain his failure.

    That’s the most pathetic excuse I’ve ever heard.

  2. 2
    if someone or something looks or sounds pathetic, you feel sympathy for them

    The child looked so small and pathetic.

    a pathetic story

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