Antonyms of adj pathetic

3 senses of pathetic

Sense 1
hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched -- (deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life")

INDIRECT (VIA unfortunate) -> fortunate -- (having unexpected good fortune; "other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice")

Sense 2
pathetic, pitiable, pitiful -- (inspiring mixed contempt and pity; "their efforts were pathetic"; "pitiable lack of character"; "pitiful exhibition of cowardice")

INDIRECT (VIA contemptible) -> estimable -- (deserving of respect or high regard)

Sense 3
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)

INDIRECT (VIA undignified) -> dignified -- (having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance; "her dignified demeanor"; "the director of the school was a dignified white-haired gentleman")

Similarity of adj pathetic

3 senses of pathetic

Sense 1
hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched -- (deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life")
       => unfortunate (vs. fortunate) -- (not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune; "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned")

Sense 2
pathetic, pitiable, pitiful -- (inspiring mixed contempt and pity; "their efforts were pathetic"; "pitiable lack of character"; "pitiful exhibition of cowardice")
       => contemptible (vs. estimable) -- (deserving of contempt or scorn)

Sense 3
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)
       => undignified (vs. dignified) -- (lacking dignity)

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