pathetic fallacy

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pathetic fallacy

n.
The attribution of human emotions or characteristics to inanimate objects or to nature; for example, angry clouds; a cruel wind.

pathetic fallacy

n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (in literature) the presentation of inanimate objects in nature as possessing human feelings

pathet′ic fal′lacy


n.
the endowment of nature, inanimate objects, etc., with human traits and feelings, as in the smiling skies.
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Noun1.pathetic fallacy - the fallacy of attributing human feelings to inanimate objects; `the friendly sun' is an example of the pathetic fallacy
fallacy, false belief - a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning