|Origin:||pathétique, from Latin, from Greek, from paschein 'to suffer'|
something or someone that is pathetic is so useless, unsuccessful, or weak that they annoy you:
You're pathetic! Here, let me do it.
I know it sounds pathetic now, but at the time I was frightened.
Vic made a pathetic attempt to apologise.
making you feel pity or sympathy:
The child looked a pathetic sight.
She whimpered pathetically.