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    pathos - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pathos

    (noun) a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)
    Synonyms : poignancy
    Example Sentence
    • the film captured all the pathos of their situation
    (noun) a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
    Synonyms : commiseration , pity , ruth
    Example Sentence
    • the blind are too often objects of pity
    (noun) a style that has the power to evoke feelings
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pathos

PATHos.. is a part of the word symPATHy.. and you have sympathy for the people for whom you feel pity or who are in sorrow..

pathology is study of disease. this means pathos is related to disease. and you feel pity for the diseased

path is the root word for feeling... when we say "oh", its sound like something sad.... so pathos means a feeling that is sad... so sorrow

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We Feel Sorry for the Poor whom we see on our PATH

when we see poor people on our PATH we feel O SORRY(PATHOS) for them

PATH O(f ) S(ympaty)

Pathos -when you see someone in the pathetic situation then the feeling of pity automatically arouse upon you

Pathos = path + os; got the path to execute the os means operating system so we are in delight.

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