Definitions

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  • adv. In a pathetic manner; piteously.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Passionately.
  • In a pathetic manner; in such a manner as to excite the tender emotions or feelings; affectingly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. arousing scornful pity
  • adv. in a manner arousing sympathy and compassion

Etymologies

pathetic +‎ -ally (Wiktionary)

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