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Antonyms for pathetic

uninspiring, blue-ribbon, grand, famous, presentable, matchless, slick, unrivaled, estimable, swell, sensible, out of sight, laudable, unsurpassed, quality, inimitable, prime, unimpressive, mighty, gone, noble, inspiring, first-string, groovy, choice, straight, splendid, first-rate, fabulous, enjoyable, unsurpassable, thrilling, cheery, pleasurable, cheering, awesome, noticeable, capital, peachy, boss, a-ok, terrific, unexampled, top-notch, fortunate, notable, agreeable, topflight, redoubtable, heartwarming, noteworthy, peerless, wizard, great, honorable, heavenly, stirring, credible, peachy keen, outstanding, A1, top, fine, primo, keen, jim-dandy, numero uno, delightful, divine, cool, pleasant, prizewinning, five-star, beneficent, only, excellent, august, top of the line, radical, rational, prize, blue-chip, crackerjack, boffo, incomparable, conceivable, honest, decent, superior, superb, heartening, serious, fantabulous, corking, reasonable, bang up, tip-top, flawless, respectable, marvelous, pleasing, unmatched, perfect, nifty, glad, dynamite, helpful, stimulating, par excellence, brave, fab, gangbusters, bully, topping, righteous, FOUR STAR, brag, lofty, logical, sterling, wonderful, stellar, creditable, superlative, realistic, cracking, fantastic, welcome, PHAT, unequaled, neat, bumper, bonny, happy, commendable, sublime, classic, first class, believable, meritorious, number one, gilt-edged, glorious, exalted, nonpareil, lovely, praiseworthy, banner, top-shelf, frontline, commanding, earnest, hot, uplifting, solemn, exhilarating, reputable, dignified, worthy, admirable, dandy, supernal, beautiful, down, satisfying, hype, unparalleled.

Quotes of pathetic

  1. People who think about art as an investment are pathetic – Walter Annenberg
  2. I love romance. I'm a sucker for it. I love it so much. It's pathetic – Drew Barrymore
  3. Not to sound too pathetic but there have been long stretches where I haven't been able to get a job. – David Caruso
  4. We're kind of the comic relief of this movie because most of the stories are very dark. And that's why these plays were so great, because it's such a dark, dark universe that it becomes funny because it's just too pathetic – Caroline Dhavernas
  5. However, the thought hit me that this was a pretty pathetic way to kick the bucket- being accidentally poisoned during a photo shoot, of all things- and I started weeping at the idiocy of it all. – Lara St. John
  6. It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic by fashion. – Yves Saint Laurent
  7. I like writing about women, weak and strong, pathetic and heroic. I like writing about men, ditto. And all the variants of men and women, beasts and demons. – Tanith Lee
  8. I literally have meetings at eight o'clock in the morning, and I finish at nine o'clock at night. It sounds pathetic but I don't even have time to go shopping. – Stella McCartney
  9. Hors d'oeuvres have always a pathetic interest for me; they remind me of one's childhood that one goes through wondering what the next course is going to be like- and during the rest of the menu one wishes one had eaten more of the hors d'oeuvres. – Hector Hugh Munro
  10. It seemed pathetic and terrible to me and it still does, that men and women work eight hours a day at jobs that bring them no joy, no reward save a few dollars. – Hortense Odlum
  11. To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic – Pablo Picasso
  12. I got asked by a freelance journalist to jump in front of Princess Diana's funeral. How pathetic is that? That would have been the stupidest thing on the planet. – Mark Roberts
  13. All violent feelings have the same effect. They produce in us a falseness in all our impressions of external things, which I would generally characterize as the pathetic fallacy. – John Ruskin
  14. The drug dealers, they sympathize with me. They see me as some sort of pathetic character. – Mike Tyson

Usage examples for pathetic

  1. Suddenly their eagerness, their excitement, struck her as being pathetic – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  2. O pale, pathetic Christ- I worship thee! – The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Vol. I by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  3. It was " Ye banks and braes" this time, and when the pathetic old air was ended Salome sighed. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  4. The Man Without a Country would lose his pathetic appeal, or would at any rate lose much of it. – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen
  5. But it's rather pathetic really. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  6. The withered bodies of the children seemed not nearly so pathetic – The Title Market by Emily Post
  7. Her pathetic voice recalled him. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  8. Then she added with a pathetic sigh of bitterness: " My father would prefer it, I think. – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  9. There was something pathetic in the Vicomte's tone which touched Enguerrand's warm if light heart. – The Parisians, Book 6. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  10. He was a pathetic figure. – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  11. Afterwards Madeline listened to the pathetic history of Olive's sorrow. – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  12. And the boy of those days for him was more pathetic than much that is known to the world as sorrow. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. After a wild and melancholy symphony, a voice of more than magic expression swelled into an air so pathetic and tender, that it seemed to breathe the very soul of love. – A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe
  14. Both of them looked rather pathetic – The Woman With The Fan by Robert Hichens
  15. Sometimes, she said, John's so gentle and pathetic that I want to cry. – We Three by Gouverneur Morris
  16. I had also a good deal of hospital work, which to me was full of pathetic interest. – With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back by Edward P. Lowry
  17. Rather pathetic I should say. – The Loom of Youth by Alec Waugh
  18. Her sorrow is, I think, pathetic – Autobiography of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope
  19. Dickens was in his own time thought to be a master of the pathetic equally with the mirthful strain. – The Age of Tennyson by Hugh Walker
  20. It is a most pathetic case. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009