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Pathetical, a word used by the poet, as it seems, with intentional impropriety, in the sense of pleasing or displeasing in a high degree; striking, shocking: “sweet invocation of a child; most pretty and p.” LLL I, 2, 103 (Armado's speech). “it is a most p. nit,” IV, 1, 150 (Costard's speech). “the most p. break-promise,” As IV, 1, 196.
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