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Definition of Pathos

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pity, compassion; enthusiasm; emotion
Pathos Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
That quality or property of anything which touches the feelings or excites emotions and passions, esp., that which awakens tender emotions, such as pity, sorrow, and the like; contagious warmth of feeling, action, or expression; pathetic quality; as, the pathos of a picture, of a poem, or of a cry.
  
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The quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
truamhéala
Anagram
      potash
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow); "the film captured all the pathos of their situation"
(synonym) poignancy
(hypernym) quality
2. a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others; "the blind are too often objects of pity"
(synonym) commiseration, pity, ruth
(hypernym) sympathy, fellow feeling
3. a style that has the power to evoke feelings
(hypernym) expressive style, style
Pathos Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Pathos (; plural: pathea; , for "suffering" or "experience;" adjectival form: 'pathetic' from παθητικός) represents an appeal to the audience's emotions. Pathos is a communication technique used most often in rhetoric (where it is considered one of the three modes of persuasion, alongside ethos and logos), and in literature, film and other narrative art. Emotional appeal can be accomplished in a multitude of ways:
  • by a metaphor or story telling, common as a hook,
  • by passion in the delivery of the speech or writing, as determined by the audience.

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Pathos Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Music Glossary
Evoking pity or compassion.
The depiction of momentary (transient) emotional states of a person in an opera (see ethos). The Baroque opera focused on pathos in characterisation with almost total exclusion of ethos. [Greek pathos: feeling.]