Pathetic and Poor


Pathetic adjective - Deserving of one's pity.
Usage example: the plight of the homeless family was quite pathetic

Poor is a synonym for pathetic in pity topic. In some cases you can use "Poor" instead an adjective "Pathetic", when it comes to topics like inadequate, feeble, sad, wretched. popular alternative

Nearby Words: pathos, pathetically, pathetics


Poor adjective - Falling short of a standard.
Usage example: a pretty poor musician, even for a garage band

Pathetic is a synonym for poor in unfortunate topic. You can use "Pathetic" instead an adjective "Poor", if it concerns topics such as pity, wretched, meagre, measly. informal substitute

Nearby Words: poorly, poorness
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