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That's the most pathetic excuse I've ever heard.
He made a pathetic attempt to explain his failure.
The child looked so small and pathetic.
a pathetic story
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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …
to ask people to vote in order to decide an issue
a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …
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Definition of pathetic from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.