Pathetic

Definition of Pathetic

Pa`thet´ic   Pronunciation: på`thĕt´ĭk
a.1.Expressing or showing anger; passionate.
2.Affecting or moving the tender emotions, esp. pity or grief; full of pathos; as, a pathetic song or story.
No theory of the passions can teach a man to be pathetic.
- E. Porter.
Pathetic muscle
(Anat.) the superior oblique muscle of the eye.
Pathetic nerve
(Anat.) the fourth cranial, or trochlear, nerve, which supplies the superior oblique, or pathetic, muscle of the eye.
The pathetic
a style or manner adapted to arouse the tender emotions.

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