Definition of pathos in English:

pathos

Syllabification: pa·thos
Pronunciation: /ˈpāˌTHäs, -ˌTHôs
 
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noun

A quality that evokes pity or sadness: the actor injects his customary humor and pathos into the role
More example sentences
  • They have a perfect blend of humour, poignancy, pathos and a social message.
  • Here at last we have all the drama, tragedy, pathos and humour those courtroom appearances produced.
  • Filled with pathos and grandeur, they demand to be seen in the flesh.
Synonyms

Origin

mid 17th century: from Greek pathos 'suffering'; related to paskhein 'suffer' and penthos 'grief'.

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