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Definition 1: a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where pathos or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the film captured all the pathos of their situation

Synonyms for pathos in the sense of this definition

(pathos is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

Definition 2: a style that has the power to evoke feelings - [noun denoting communication]

(pathos is a kind of ...) a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period

"all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"

Definition 3: a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where pathos or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the blind are too often objects of pity

Synonyms for pathos in the sense of this definition

(pathos is a kind of ...) sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)

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