patético

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From Latin patheticus (pathetic), from Ancient Greek παθητικός (pathētikós, subject to feeling, capable of feeling, impassioned), from παθητός (pathētós, one who has suffered, subject to suffering), from παθείν (patheín, to suffer).

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patético m (feminine patética, plural patéticos, feminine plural patéticas; comparable)

  1. pathetic (arousing pity, sympathy, or compassion)
  2. pathetic (arousing scornful pity or contempt, often due to miserable inadequacy)

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pathēticus, from Ancient Greek παθητικός (pathētikós) "sensitive", based on πάθος (páthos) "suffering".

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patético m (feminine patética, masculine plural patéticos, feminine plural patéticas)

  1. pathetic
  2. (colloquial): awful, terrible (very bad)

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