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PATHOS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pathos mean? 

PATHOS (noun)
  The noun PATHOS has 3 senses:

1. a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)
2. a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
3. a style that has the power to evoke feelings

  Familiarity information: PATHOS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PATHOS (noun)


Sense 1pathos [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

pathos; poignancy

Context example:

the film captured all the pathos of their situation

Hypernyms ("pathos" is a kind of...):

quality (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone)


Sense 2pathos [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

commiseration; pity; pathos; ruth

Context example:

the blind are too often objects of pity

Hypernyms ("pathos" is a kind of...):

fellow feeling; sympathy (sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish))


Sense 3pathos [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A style that has the power to evoke feelings

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("pathos" is a kind of...):

expressive style; style (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)


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