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Word of the Day 09/25/18 Pathos

Pathos (noun)
pathos [pey-thos, -thohs, -thaws]


noun
1. the quality or power in an actual life experience or in literature, music, speech, or other forms of expression, of evoking a feeling of pity, or of sympathetic and kindly sorrow or compassion.
2. pity.
3. Obsolete. suffering.

Can be confused
bathos

Related Words
emotion, passion, poignancy, desolation, feeling, sentiment, poignance

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Origin: 1570–80; < Greek páthos suffering, sensation, akin to páschein to suffer

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