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Hopelessly and contemptibly inept, worthless, or pitiful. He came in with another one of his pathetic excuses. When will he just take responsibility for his own actions! Anyone who bullies those weaker than themselves is pathetic, you know that?
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

(I'm) sorry.

an expression used to excuse oneself politely or apologize, especially when one has collided with someone, when one has offended someone, or to ask someone to repeat what has been said. "I'm sorry," I said to the woman I bumped into. I'm sorry, what did you say? I couldn't hear you.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


and pathetic
mod. pitiful; drawing ridicule or scorn; worthy more of condemnation than pity. (In colloquial use these words are usually used in sarcasm and disgust.) You are one sorry bastard! You are a pathetic person and a pathetic example of a quarterback!


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