Definition of pathetic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

pathetic

adjective
pəˈθetɪk
 
; pəˈθetɪk
 
 
1 making you feel pity or sadness
Synonym
pitiful
a pathetic and lonely old manThe starving children were a pathetic sight.
2 (informal, disapproving) weak and not successful
Synonym
feeble
a pathetic excuseShe made a pathetic attempt to smile.I know it sounds pathetic, but I can't ride a bike.You're pathetic!
pathetically
pəˈθetɪkli
 
; pəˈθetɪkli
 
adverbHe cried pathetically.a pathetically shy woman