Definition of pathetic:
low-down, despicable, wretched, laughable, unworthy, rueful, zany, worthless, absurd, slaphappy, pity, base, scummy, dizzy, mournful, measly, execrable, farcical, light-headed, suffering, distressing, sad, paltry, sappy, undignified, woeful, poor, nonsensical, cockeyed, derisory, abject, wacky, cockamamie, empty-headed, giddy, touching, hapless, ridiculous, affecting, sorry, deplorable, ugly, woful, moving, idiotic, silly, feeble, low, unfortunate, piteous, slimy, ruthful, miserable, lightheaded, cockamamy, misfortunate, featherbrained, preposterous, goofy, whacky, vile, scurvy, short, ludicrous, punch-drunk, sorrowful, airheaded, pitiable, pitiful, contemptible, inadequate.
" But I have tried to improve; I have worked very hard, I thought it would please you, and that you would be glad to find me different- and I am different," she added, with a sudden pathetic change in her voice.- "My Little Lady", Eleanor Frances Poynter.
- "The Late Mrs. Null", Frank Richard Stockton.
- "Jan of the Windmill", Juliana Horatia Ewing.