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pathos

noun [U] uk   /ˈpeɪ.θɒs/  us   /-θɑːs/ literary
the power of a situation, piece of writing, work of art or person to cause feelings of sadness, especially because of sympathy: There's a pathos in his performance which he never lets slide into sentimentality.
Translations of “pathos”
in Chinese (Traditional) (境況、文章、藝術品或人的)感染力…
in Russian пафос…
in Turkish dokunaklı hâl, dokunaklılık…
in Chinese (Simplified) (境况、文章、艺术品或人的)感染力…
in Polish patos…
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