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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pathetically, pitiablyadverb

    in a manner arousing sympathy and compassion

    "the sick child cried pathetically"

  2. patheticallyadverb

    arousing scornful pity

    "they had pathetically little money"; "it was pathetically bad"

Wiktionary

  1. patheticallyadverb

    In a pathetic manner; piteously.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Patheticallyadverb

    In such a manner as may strike the passions.

    Etymology: from pathetical.

    These reasons, so pathetically urged and so admirably raised by the prosopopoia of nature, speaking to her children with so much authority, deserve the pains I have taken. Dryden.

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  1. pathetically

    Pathetically is an adverb form of the adjective "pathetic", which refers to arousing pity, especially through vulnerability or sadness. So, when something is described as "pathetically", it means it's done in a manner that induces feelings of pity, inadequacy or incompetence due to its poor, weak, or inadequate nature. It can also imply being pitifully inferior or inadequate.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pathetically in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pathetically in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pathetically in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    If you're weak, which some people would like you to be, if you're really, really, pathetically weak, the country's going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you're strong, then you don't have any heart. That's a tough dilemma. Perhaps I'd rather be strong, but that's a tough dilemma.

  2. Bill McKibben:

    These studies are part of the emerging scientific understanding that we're in even hotter water than we'd thought, we're a long ways down the path to disastrous global warming, and the policy response -- especially in the United States -- has been pathetically underwhelming.

  3. Nebraska GOP Sen. Ben Sasse:

    This monster received a pathetically soft sentence last time and his victims deserve nothing less than justice, justice doesnt depend on the size of your bank account.

  4. The President:

    The dilemma is that if you're weak, if you're weak, which some people would like you to be, if you're really, really pathetically weak, the country's going to be overrun with millions of people, and if The President're strong, then The President don't have any heart. That's a tough dilemma. Perhaps I would rather be strong, but that's a tough dilemma.

  5. Andrew Clark:

    The real timeline is inconvenient for President Trump, so President Trump's pathetically trying to make up President Trump own.

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