Pathos synonyms

pā'thŏs', -thôs'
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Insincere or grossly sentimental pathos:
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A feeling of approval of or agreement with an idea, cause, etc.
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Pity is a feeling of sorrow or sympathy for someone or something.
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The quality of being poignant
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Any specific feeling; any of various complex reactions with both mental and physical manifestations, as love, hate, fear, anger, etc.
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The sense of touch:
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A thought, opinion, judgment, or attitude, usually the result of careful consideration, but often colored with emotion
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Wretchedness; misery.
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(Uncountable) The state or emotion of being sad.
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Tenderness is gentleness, or is feelings of warmth and affection for someone or something, or is a soreness, or is the quality of being able to be easy to cut or chew.
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Deep awareness of the suffering of another accompanied by the wish to relieve it.
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a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)
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Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; "” used especially of language.
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Intense and especially ecstatic or exultant happiness, or an instance of such feeling.
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The definition of cheer is joy and gladness, or anything that is comforting.
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(Uncountable) Joy; merriment; mirth; gaiety; particularly, the mirth enjoyed at a feast.
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The feeling or expression of pity or sorrow.
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Ruth the Moabite, around whom the text centers.
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Synonym Study

  • Poignancy implies an emotional quality, as sadness or pity, that is keenly felt, often to the point of being sharply painful
  • Bathos applies to a false or overdone pathos that is absurd in its effect
  • Pathos 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 19 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for pathos, like: bathos, sympathy, pity, poignancy, emotion, feeling, sentiment, desolation, woe, sadness and tenderness.