English to English
1. Expressing or showing anger; passionate.
2. deserving or inciting pity
a hapless victim|miserable victims of war|the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic|piteous appeals for help|pitiable homeless children|a pitiful fate|Oh, you poor thing|his poor distorted limbs|a wretched life
3. inspiring mixed contempt and pity
their efforts were pathetic|pitiable lack of character|pitiful exhibition of cowardice
4. inspiring scornful pity
how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years