Synonyms of pathetic in English:

pathetic


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adjective

1‘he made a small, pathetic groan’

SYNONYMS

pitiful, pitiable, piteous, to be pitied, moving, touching, poignant, plaintive, stirring

affecting, distressing, disquieting, disturbing, upsetting, miserable, heartbreaking, heart-rending, agonizing, harrowing, mortifying, sad, wretched, poor, forlorn, tragic, doleful, mournful, woeful

rare distressful

ANTONYMS

comical, cheerful

2‘he made some pathetic excuse about the train being delayed’

SYNONYMS

feeble, woeful, sorry, poor, pitiful, lamentable, deplorable, miserable, wretched, contemptible, despicable, inadequate, meagre, paltry, insufficient, negligible, insubstantial, unsatisfactory, worthless

ANTONYMS

admirable, excellent