arousing pity, especially through vulnerability or sadness
Example: Manny is a pathetic and pitiful excuse for a human.
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somebody who does something really petty or horrible
That girl started crying because I wouldn't give her candy it's pathetic
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When you need others to have sympathy for you to survive.
Boy: I don't know.

Man: you don't remember anything?

Boy: No.

Man: Oh, aren't you pathetic!
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To not be apathetic, as the a- in apathy negates the root "pathos".

So to say, to have emotions, care, feel sympathy/empathy, and show interest.

Often confused to mean that something deserves pity.
Girl: Gimme back my purse!
Bully: haha! Whatcha gonna do about it?
Guy: knock it off!

(school counselor hears this)
(guy punches bully I'm split second that counselor isn't looking)
girl: thank you! That was very brave.

Counselor: good job kid! That was very pathetic of you!
Guy: WHAAAATTT?!?!?!
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A girl that gets treated like shit in a relationship usually where the girl gets cheated on with her sister. But the girl does nothing about it
That girl is being very pathetic with her relationship whil she gets treated like shit.
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Moonpie face Illustration major from Wisconsin.
A moon pie face that pathetically updates facebooks 24/7 about her life and her alone time and her attempt to make people think she's happy.
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a word used by illiterate losers who really mean to say "pitiful" but are trying to impress normal people with their soap opera-inspired vocabulary.
that rompf sure is a pathetic organism.
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