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1. A quality, as of an experience or a work of art, that arouses feelings of pity, sympathy, tenderness, or sorrow.
2. The feeling, as of sympathy or pity, so aroused.
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1. the quality or power, esp in literature or speech, of arousing feelings of pity, sorrow, etc
2. a feeling of sympathy or pity: a stab of pathos.
[C17: from Greek: suffering; related to penthos sorrow]
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pa•thos(ˈpeɪ θɒs, -θoʊs, -θɔs)
1. the quality or power in life or art of evoking a feeling of pity or compassion.
3. Obs. suffering.
[1570–80; < Greek páthos suffering, sensation, akin to páschein to suffer]
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|Noun||1.||pathos - a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow); "the film captured all the pathos of their situation"|
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
|2.||pathos - a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others; "the blind are too often objects of pity"|
|3.||pathos - a style that has the power to evoke feelings|
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noun sadness, poignancy, plaintiveness, pitifulness, pitiableness the pathos of his hopeless situation
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pathos[ˈpeɪθɒs] N → patetismo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
pathos[ˈpeɪθɒs] n → pathétique m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Pathos nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
pathos[ˈpeɪθɒs] n → pathos m inv
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