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pathosnoun [U]

us   /ˈpeɪ·θɑs, -θoʊs, -θɔs/
a quality in life or art that causes feelings of sadness or sympathy: The dying girl’s speech generates genuine pathos.
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pathosnoun [U]

uk   /ˈpeɪ.θɒs/ us   /ˈpeɪ.θɑːs/ literary
the power of a person, situation, piece of writing, or work of art to cause feelings of sadness, especially because people feel sympathy: There's a pathos in his performance which he never lets slide into sentimentality.
(Definition of pathos from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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