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 singular patética, masculine 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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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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

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

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