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    pathetic - lächerlich

    Beispiele/ Definitionen mit Quellen

    Main Entry: pa·thet·ic
    Pronunciation: p&-'the-tik
    Function: adjective
    Etymology: Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French pathetique, from Late Latin patheticus, from Greek pathEtikos capable of feeling, pathetic, from paschein (aorist pathein) to experience, suffer -- more at PATHOS
    1 : having a capacity to move one to either compassionate or contemptuous pity
    2 : marked by sorrow or melancholy : SAD
    3 : pitifully inferior or inadequate
    "absurd" and "laughable" are already translated as "lächerlich" in LEO.
    Is this particular meaning an AE/BE thing and should be labelled AE ?
    Verfasserarcus (267523) 04 Aug. 07, 20:40
    Ergebnisse aus dem Wörterbuch
    ridiculous  Adj.lächerlich
    pathetic fallacyVermenschlichung der Natur
    to make a fool of oneself sichAkk. lächerlich machen
    it's pathetic!es ist zum Heulen!
    it's pathetic!es ist zum Weinen!
    Come on, this is ridiculous!Ich bitte dich, das ist doch lächerlich!
    Come on, this is ridiculous!Ich bitte Sie, das ist doch lächerlich!
    I'd say 'armselig' would be a better translation for 'pathetic'. The first word that comes to my mind when hearing 'lächerlich' would be ridiculous. But maybe that's just me?
    #1VerfasserCat05 Aug. 07, 01:41
    I agree that "armselig" is a more suitable translation in a lot more cases than "lächerlich". But this translation clearly carries the meaning #3 in the M-W reference and the sentence "This is pathetic" as I have heard it used from Americans carries meaning #4 to a larger extent than #3 (although this is implicit as well).
    #2Verfasserarcus (267523) 05 Aug. 07, 05:50
    Online Etymology Dictionary
    Meaning "arousing pity, pitiful" is first recorded 1737. Colloquial sense of "so miserable as to be ridiculous" is attested from 1937.

    Stimme auch für den Eintrag.
    #3VerfasserJuni (236103) 05 Aug. 07, 20:30
    Kontext/ Beispiele
    pathetic, ridiculous, silly:
    inspiring scornful pity; "how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett
    (WordNet 1.7.1 Copyright © 2001 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.)
    pathetic, ridiculous, silly is similar to:
    * undignified — lacking dignity

    Synonyms for pathetic (adj):
    ridiculous {adj}
    silly {adj}
    pitiable {adj}
    pitiful {adj}
    hapless {adj}
    miserable {adj}
    misfortunate {adj}
    piteous {adj}
    poor {adj}
    wretched {adj}
    © Princeton Univ.

    Pons Wörterbuch der Jugendsprache; online:
    Fruchtzwerg der (lächerliche Person) pathetic person
    spackig adj (lächerlich) pathetic, laughable
    Definitiv als einzutragende Nebenbedeutung unterstützt.
    #4Verfasserreverend (314585) 05 Aug. 07, 22:37
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