Pathos : Definition

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Definitions of Pathos

Pronunciation : Pa"thos
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [L., from Gr. pati to suffer, E. patient.]
Definition : Defn: 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. The combination of incident, and the pathos of catastrophe. T. Warton.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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