Synonyms of pathos


1. pathos, poignancy, quality

usage: a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow); "the film captured all the pathos of their situation"

2. commiseration, pity, ruth, pathos, sympathy, fellow feeling

usage: a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others; "the blind are too often objects of pity"

3. pathos, expressive style, style

usage: a style that has the power to evoke feelings

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Definition and meaning of pathos (Dictionary)