Synonyms of pathetic in English:
1 he made a small, pathetic groan
affecting, distressing, disquieting, disturbing, upsetting, miserable, heartbreaking, heart-rending, agonizing, harrowing, mortifying, sad, wretched, poor, forlorn, tragic, doleful, mournful, woeful
[Antonyms] comical, cheerful
2 informal he made some pathetic excuse about the train being delayed
[Antonyms] admirable, excellent
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