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pathetic
American English: /pəˈθɛdɪk/
British English: /pəˈθɛtɪk/

Translation of pathetic in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1 (pitiful)
    (sight/moan/gesture)
    (poverty/misery)
    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]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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