patético

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From Latin patheticus (pathetic), from Ancient Greek παθητικός (pathētikos, subject to feeling, capable of feeling, impassioned), from παθητός (pathētos, one who has suffered, subject to suffering), from παθείν (pathein, 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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  • nervo patético

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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AdjectiveEdit

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

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

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Last modified on 19 September 2013, at 23:38