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Synonyms for pathos
ˈpeɪ θɒs, -θoʊs, -θɔspathos

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  1. pathos, poignancynoun

    a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)

    "the film captured all the pathos of their situation"

    poignance, poignancy, commiseration, pity, ruth

  2. commiseration, pity, ruth, pathosnoun

    a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others

    "the blind are too often objects of pity"

    compassion, poignancy, ruth, commiseration, shame, pity, condolence

  3. pathosnoun

    a style that has the power to evoke feelings

    poignancy, commiseration, pity, ruth

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pathosnoun

    passion, warmth of feeling, tender emotion

  2. pathosnoun

    pathetic quality, tender tone

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  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Meaning, beauty, and pathos of words describe and speak its quality itself and touch the sensitive hearts and minds without hindrances.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Love poetry beautifies a beautiful poetic perception, which waves and reflects one's feelings. The poet inspires the breath of pathos and stays alone within its concept, context, and vision.

  3. Richard:

    The echo began in some indescribable way to undermine her hold on life. Coming at a moment when she chanced to be fatigued, it had managed to murmur, 'Pathos, piety, courage -- they exist, but are identical, and so is filth. Everything exists, nothing has value.'

  4. E. M. Forster, A Passage to India, 1924:

    Pathos, piety, courage, — they exist, but are identical, and so is filth. Everything exists, nothing has value.

  5. Henry van Dyke:

    Who can explain the secret pathos of Nature's loveliness? It is a touch of melancholy inherited from our mother Eve. It is an unconscious memory of the lost Paradise. It is the sense that even if we should find another Eden, we would not be fit to enjoy it perfectly nor stay in it forever.

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