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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