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Empathy TriggerPlay
Used when someone seems so helpless or unfortunate it makes you feel sorry for them. SlideThe stray dog looked pathetic in the pouring rain.
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Not DisrespectPlay
'Pathetic' can show sympathy without necessarily disrespecting someone's effort or situation. SlideAfter the accident, his whimpers were quite pathetic.
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Observational UsePlay
Often used to describe appearance or expression that indicates suffering or sadness. SlideHis pathetic figure slumped in defeat was unforgettable.