Definition of Pathetically

1. Adverb. In a manner arousing sympathy and compassion. "The sick child cried pathetically"

Exact synonyms: Pitiably
Partainyms: Pathetic, Pitiable



2. Adverb. Arousing scornful pity. "It was pathetically bad"
Partainyms: Pathetic

Definition of Pathetically

1. Adverb. In a pathetic manner; piteously. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pathetically

1. [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pathetically

pathbreakers
pathbreaking
pathed
pathema
pathematic
pathematic aphasia
pather
pathergasia
pathergy
pathers
pathetic
pathetic fallacies
pathetic fallacy
pathetic nerve
pathetical
pathetically
patheticism
patheticisms
pathetick
patheticness
pathetics
pathetique
pathetisad
pathetism
pathfinder
pathfinder prospectus
pathfinders
pathfinding
pathfindings

Literary usage of Pathetically

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"pathetically in his 'English Bards and Scotch Reviewer« : ' Unhappy White ! while life tras in its spring And thy young muse just shook her joyous The ..."

2. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England: To which is Added an by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1826)
"... the catholic commissioners with demonstration of much grace and confidence in them; and with this good counsel, which he most pathetically poured out to ..."

3. The Works of Rufus Choate: With a Memoir of His Life by Rufus Choate, Samuel Gilman Brown (1862)
"Hear how pathetically he ejaculates : — " The ink with which the treaties of Vienna were signed was scarce dry, ere Russia, to which an immense trade used ..."

4. The Life of William Wilberforce by Robert Isaac Wilberforce, Caspar Morris, Samuel Wilberforce (1839)
"Heard from Bishop of Lincoln that Pitt had died about half-past four in the morn- Ing. Deeply rather than pathetically affected by it. ..."

5. On Some of Life's Ideals: On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings; What Makes by William James (1900)
"... though not significant totally, may be still significant pathetically. So, if we are to choose which is the more essential factor of human character, ..."

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