1) обладающий способностью вызывать жалость, не путать с патетический в русско-английской части словаря

1. To a higher being, if there is such, our little faces one and all appear, no doubt, pathetic. — Высшему существу, если оно есть, все наши лица представляются, несомненно, жалкими.

2. You're pathetic. — Ты (просто) ничтожество.

2) трогательный, меланхоличный

1. A lady sang a sentimental ballad in Spanish, and it made one or two of us weep — it was so pathetic (Jerome K. Jerome). — Одна дама спела по-испански чувствительную балладу, и некоторые из нас даже заплакали — это было так трогательно.

2. her pathetic beautiful eyes (W.S. Maugham) — ее красивые, печальные глаза

3. her pathetic look — ее скорбный взгляд

3) редк. проникнутый сильными чувствами, исполненный пафоса

The English annotation is below. (English-Russian). 2003.

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