implies an emotional quality, as sadness or pity, that is keenly felt, often to the point of being sharply painful
applies to a false or overdone pathos that is absurd in its effect
names that quality, in a real situation or in a literary or artistic work, which evokes sympathy and a sense of sorrow or pity
Find another word for pathos. In this page you can discover 32 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for pathos, like: pity, emotion, bathos, poignancy, feeling, sympathy, joy, desolation, woe, cheer and sentiment.
The dramatic performance was rich in sad pathos and left the audience with teary eyes.
The pathos of the Children's Crusade of 1212 only nerved him to fresh efforts.
(I) Tertullian was a man of great originality and genius, characterized by the deepest pathos, the liveliest fancy, and the most penetrating keenness, and was endowed with ability to appropriate and make use of all the methods of observation and speculation, and with the readiest wit.
The tender, half-broken tones in which these words were said, the inexpressible pathos of his voice and manner, were never forgotten by those who heard that Wednesday morning speech.
The pathos at the underfunded orphanage left me overwhelmed.