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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.
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]
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|