patetisk

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek παθητικός (pathētikós, subject to passion, passionate, pathetic), from πάθος (páthos, suffering, misery, passion). Compare English pathetic, French pathétique and German pathetisch.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pateːtisk/, [pʰaˈtˢeːˀtˢisɡ̊]

Adjective[edit]

patetisk c, n (definite and plural patetiske)

  1. bombastic, high-flown, pompous, histrionic, passionate
  2. pathetic, pitiful [from 1957]

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