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. Second sense probably influenced by English pathetic.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

patetisk

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

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of patetisk
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular patetisk 2
Neuter singular patetisk 2
Plural patetiske 2
Definite attributive1 patetiske
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek παθητικός (pathētikós)

Adjective[edit]

patetisk (neuter singular patetisk, definite singular and plural patetiske)

  1. pathetic

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek παθητικός (pathētikós)

Adjective[edit]

patetisk (neuter singular patetisk, definite singular and plural patetiske)

  1. pathetic

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