Translation of pathetic in Spanish:


patético, adj.

Pronunciation /pəˈθɛtɪk//pəˈθɛdɪk/


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    (moan/gesture/sight) patético
    (misery/poverty) conmovedor
    (poverty/misery) lastimoso
    (poverty/misery) digno de lástima
    • Hey, call me pathetic, but I was absolutely desperate for friends.
    • She sniffed sullenly, as if trying to emphasize her disdain, but only sounded rather pathetic.
    • His Graham is a pathetic, vulnerable figure who inspires both pity and amusement.
    • She is good-hearted and took pity on my pathetic form whenever I was sent to the kitchens by my mistresses.
    • Most of them carried little bundles and they were a pathetic sight.
    • Anyone who is sick, or poor, or generally pathetic would lack credibility as a prophet.
    • But your pathetic attempt to conceal your identity made me pity you.
    • "Sorry… " I replied lamely, beginning to look even more pathetic.
    • A big red bus rolled past, around a curve, and out of sight as I waved in pathetic desperation.
    • He watched as the shadowy silhouette of one of the pathetic creatures stumbled past.
    • From the very beginning, toddlers are made to carry heavy burden of books and copies which really is a pathetic sight.
    • I read the news in regards to your situation and find it pathetic.
    • The figure, in its nakedness, has an almost ghostly, insubstantial quality, a pathetic vulnerability.
    • I'm sure this all sounds a bit pathetic to someone in your position.
    • It upsets me that someone so engagingly pathetic can be so disruptive.
    • Writing a story about an ex-boyfriend from several months ago seemed a bit pathetic.
    • His heart skipped a beat with joy and he then wondered if it made him pathetic.
    • You're a weak, pathetic fool, a voice said in my head.
    • It seemed somehow forlorn and pathetic as if it had been suddenly abandoned.
    • Standing, she looked down at the pathetic, toothless creature at her feet.
  • 2informal

    (feeble, inadequate)
    what a pathetic excuse! ¡qué excusa más pobre!
    • his jokes are pathetic sus chistes son pésimos
    • a pathetic performance una actuación que daba pena
    • you're pathetic! ¡me sacas de quicio!
    • don't be so pathetic! ¡no seas tan pusilánime!
    • After they had finished their pathetic excuse for a meal, they continued on their way.
    • Jasmine gave out this little laugh that she thought sounded pretty pathetic.
    • But for now, I'm the pathetic loser, and you know what?
    • I'm not even going to link to it as it was so pathetic.
    • They hold the foreigners in contempt, calling them aliens and capering about in a pathetic attempt to feel superior.
    • That article was the most pathetic excuse for him to showcase his infantile vocabulary.
    • I gave it a go and this year I have had about 50 apricots on my pathetic excuse for a tree.
    • Louis had a defeated look on his face and Henry was dancing around him in a pathetic excuse for a victory dance.
    • By which I mean I will use the most pathetic excuses to avoid doing anything.
    • Or if it does, it's a pretty pathetic excuse for a church.
    • In practice, a vast amount of spiritualist messages seem pathetic in their banality and sentimentality.
    • Every now and then, we in the gaming community are presented with a pathetic excuse for a video game, a console port.
    • Karl made some pathetic excuse about having to go to Croydon.
    • I would like to know what pathetic excuses these so-called fans have for staying at home.
    • The man was a pathetic loser who couldn't even write a decent story.
    • I hope this doesn't come out as a pathetic excuse of why I haven't updated in a while.
    • As I come into town, I pass the local mechanic's place, a pathetic excuse for a garage.
    • He covers his smile with a hand and examines her pathetic excuse for a tent.
    • Then we get this paltry, pathetic excuse for a bill, and we are all supposed to become excited about it.
    • However, Timothy found it to be pretty pathetic attempt at an insult.