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Pathetic vs. Apathetic

Difference Between Pathetic and Apathetic

Pathetic

arousing pity, especially through vulnerability or sadness
she looked so pathetic that I bent down to comfort her
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Apathetic

Feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent.
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Pathetic

miserably inadequate
he's a pathetic excuse for a man
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Apathetic

Feeling or showing little or no emotion; unresponsive.
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Pathetic

relating to the emotions.
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Apathetic

Void of feeling; not susceptible of deep emotion.
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Pathetic

Arousing or deserving of sympathetic sadness and compassion
"The old, rather shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic" (John Galsworthy).
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Apathetic

Of, or pertaining to apatheism.
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Pathetic

Arousing or deserving of scornful pity.
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Apathetic

Void of feeling; not susceptible of deep emotion; passionless.
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Pathetic

Arousing pity, sympathy, or compassion; exciting pathos.
The child’s pathetic pleas for forgiveness stirred the young man’s heart.
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Apathetic

showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent.
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Pathetic

Arousing scorn or contempt, often due to miserable inadequacy.
You can't even run two miles? That’s pathetic.
You're almost 26 years old and you still can't hold a real job? That's pathetic.
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Apathetic

showing little or no emotion or animation;
a woman who became active rather than apathetic as she grew older
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Pathetic

(obsolete) Expressing or showing anger; passionate.
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Apathetic

marked by a lack of interest;
an apathetic audience
the universe is neither hostile nor friendly; it is simply indifferent
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Pathetic

(anatomy) Trochlear.
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Pathetic

Expressing or showing anger; passionate.
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Pathetic

Affecting or moving the tender emotions, esp. pity or grief; full of pathos; as, a pathetic song or story.
No theory of the passions can teach a man to be pathetic.
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Pathetic

deserving or inciting pity;
a hapless victim
miserable victims of war
the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic
piteous appeals for help
pitiable homeless children
a pitiful fate
Oh, you poor thing
his poor distorted limbs
a wretched life
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Pathetic

inspiring mixed contempt and pity;
their efforts were pathetic
pitiable lack of character
pitiful exhibition of cowardice
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Pathetic

inspiring scornful pity;
how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years
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