Associations to the word «Pathos»


PATHOS, noun. The quality or property of anything which touches the feelings or excites emotions and passions, especially that which awakens tender emotions, such as pity, sorrow, and the like; contagious warmth of feeling, action, or expression; pathetic quality.
PATHOS, noun. (rhetoric) A writer or speaker's attempt to persuade an audience through appeals involving the use of strong emotions such as pity.
PATHOS, noun. (literature) An author's attempt to evoke a feeling of pity or sympathetic sorrow for a character.
PATHOS, noun. (theology) (philosophy) In theology and existentialist ethics following Kierkegaard and Heidegger, a deep and abiding commitment of the heart, as in the notion of "finding your passion" as an important aspect of a fully lived, engaged life.
PATHOS, noun. Suffering; the enduring of active stress or affliction.

Dictionary definition

PATHOS, noun. A quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow); "the film captured all the pathos of their situation".
PATHOS, noun. A feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others; "the blind are too often objects of pity".
PATHOS, noun. A style that has the power to evoke feelings.

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca