One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he made a small, pathetic groan’
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
2‘he made some pathetic excuse about the train being delayed’
feeble, woeful, sorry, poor, pitiful, lamentable, deplorable, miserable, wretched, contemptible, despicable, inadequate, meagre, paltry, insufficient, negligible, insubstantial, unsatisfactory, worthless
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