More definitions of "pathetic":
- (adj): Inspiring mixed contempt and pity.
Example: "Their efforts were pathetic"
Synonyms: pitiable, pitiful
- (adj): Inspiring scornful pity.
Synonyms: ridiculous, silly
Famous quotes containing the word pathetic:
“The kind of power mothers have is enormous. Take the skyline of Istanbulenormous breasts, pathetic little willies, a final revenge on Islam. I was so scared I had to crouch in the bottom of the boat when I saw it.”
—Angela Carter (19401992)
“Tragedy is always a mistake; and the loneliness of the deepest thinker, the widest lover, ceases to be pathetic to us so soon as the sun is high enough above the mountains.”
—Margaret Fuller (18101850)
“The sumptuous age of stars and images is reduced to a few artificial tornado effects, pathetic fake buildings, and childish tricks which the crowd pretends to be taken in by to avoid feeling too disappointed. Ghost towns, ghost people. The whole place has the same air of obsolescence about it as Sunset or Hollywood Boulevard.”
—Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)