1. [ noun ] a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)
Synonyms: poignancy

"the film captured all the pathos of their situation"

Related terms: quality
2. [ noun ] a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
Synonyms: pity commiseration ruth

"the blind are too often objects of pity"

Related terms: sympathy feel_for
3. [ noun ] a style that has the power to evoke feelings
Related terms: expressive_style
Similar spelling:   pothos