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pathetic

Pronunciation: /pəˈθetɪk/

Translation of pathetic in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (pitiful) [sight/moan/gesture] patético; [poverty/misery] conmovedor, lastimoso, digno de lástima
    Example sentences
    • She is good-hearted and took pity on my pathetic form whenever I was sent to the kitchens by my mistresses.
    • His Graham is a pathetic, vulnerable figure who inspires both pity and amusement.
    • The figure, in its nakedness, has an almost ghostly, insubstantial quality, a pathetic vulnerability.
    1.2 (feeble, inadequate) [colloquial/familiar] what a pathetic excuse! ¡qué excusa más pobre! his jokes are pathetic sus chistes son pésimos a pathetic performance una pésima actuación, una actuación que daba pena you're pathetic! ¡me sacas de quicio! don't be so pathetic! ¡no seas tan pusilánime!
    Example sentences
    • Then we get this paltry, pathetic excuse for a bill, and we are all supposed to become excited about it.
    • Karl made some pathetic excuse about having to go to Croydon.
    • That article was the most pathetic excuse for him to showcase his infantile vocabulary.

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