“Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic,” Ebert tweeted.
That is pathetic, and anyone not already in the AIPAC camp can see that.
How pathetic to watch yet another politician begging for forgiveness and understanding from his wife and children.
The pathetic dives and writhing on the field is a turn off to the most ardent American fan.
But, in truth, it's pathetic that we ever got to this point.
Another interesting and pathetic find was a spur, engraved with “En loial amour, tout mon coer,” the relic of some unknown knight.
You must have your soup, and (I do not mean to be pathetic) what is soup without salt?
Here she turned to old Nanon, the smile upon her white face forced and pathetic.
There was a pathetic pleading in the dulled eyes with which he regarded the Inspector.
But let us be pathetic—so get out your bandana, and prepare to blow your nose most touchingly.
1590s, "affecting the emotions, exciting the passions," from Middle French pathétique "moving, stirring, affecting" (16c.), from Late Latin patheticus, from Greek pathetikos "subject to feeling, sensitive, capable of emotion," from pathetos "liable to suffer," verbal adjective of pathein "to suffer" (see pathos). Meaning "arousing pity, pitiful" is first recorded 1737. Colloquial sense of "so miserable as to be ridiculous" is attested from 1937. Related: Pathetical (1570s); pathetically. Pathetic fallacy (1856, first used by Ruskin) is the attribution of human qualities to inanimate objects.