Definition of pathetically adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//pəˈθetɪkli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pəˈθetɪkli//
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  1. 1in a way that makes you feel pity or sadness synonym pitifully (1) He cried pathetically.
  2. 2(informal, disapproving) in a way that is weak and not successful a pathetically shy woman