A quality that evokes pity or sadness: the actor injects his customary humour and pathos into the role
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- 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.
poignancy, tragedy, sadness, pitifulness, piteousness, pitiableness, plaintiveness, sorrowfulness
Mid 17th century: from Greek pathos 'suffering'; related to paskhein 'suffer' and penthos 'grief'.
Words that rhyme with pathosbathos
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