Translation for 'pathetic' from English to Russian
ADJ   pathetic | more pathetic | most pathetic
SYNO hapless | miserable | misfortunate | ...
жалкий {adj}pathetic
бедный {adj} [жалкий]pathetic
несчастный {adj} [вызывающий жалость]pathetic [arousing pity]
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Usage Examples English
  • TV Critic gave it 27/100 saying that "the attempts at humour and the entire goat sub-plot are pathetic".
  • Pre-theme song saying: Yang/Big bucket of pathetic!
  • Sometimes, there is irony, that makes the tragicomic, prevents the story's pathetic expression from getting kitsch. Impressive are the direct conversations of the persons, especially Zündel's.
  • His literature promotes romantic adventures, pathetic and vibrant style. In his youth he wrote sentimental and patriotic lyrics, translated from Byron, Béranger, Lamartine, Hugo.
  • This is also known as the pathetic fallacy, "a term coined by John Ruskin ...

  • Gone down that most pathetic road...
  • Referred to as "the pathetic air of 'Shule Aroon'", it is whistled by the Irish Jacobite exile Francis Burke and later sung by the Master of Ballantrae himself to impress his younger brother's wife.
  • "Cinema Express" wrote "The already terrible writing is further pulled down by some pathetic performances".
  • The pathetic dot theory or the New Chicago School theory was introduced by Lawrence Lessig in a 1998 article and popularized in his 1999 book, "Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace".
  • She reaches delicate structured expression in compositions of simple shapes, crosses, totems and signs or pathetic figures. Thrown away objects gain a new function.

  • Eugene Tisserant in his book Eastern Christianity in India comments on the pathetic end of Mar Joseph Sulaqa. Cardinal comments.
  • Eritrea branded the resolution as "toothless, meaningless and pathetic".
  • On July 26, 2019, Grijalva, whose district runs along the U.S.–Mexico border, called Trump's emergency declaration a "pathetic attempt to circumvent Congress".
  • "", called this movie as "pathetic".
  • The film subtly speaks about the Children's rights to self governance and the pathetic attitude we adults have towards this issue.

  • "Nové verše" (New Verses, published posthumously in 1919) are not so pathetic as if seen from a distance with a lot of nonchalance.
  • Beggar's Petition"), and contains much pathetic and natural sentiment finely expressed. Moss published another noted poem in 1783, titled "The Imperfection of Human Enjoyment".
  • Clark started the blog because he "enjoy[...] demolishing pathetic arguments" and has been a strong critic of right-wing media.
  • "The Games Machine" favourably compared the soundtrack to "Xenon" (1988); however, it noted that the sounds in the Atari ST version are "less clear", and the PC sound effects are "pathetic".
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