Definition of 'pathos'
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It was a beautiful mixture of humour and pathos. The Sun (2015)His work combines a wry humour with pathos. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There is a real pathos running through the whole story. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The film hit all the notes from comedy to pathos and sharpened your hearing as it did so. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Certainly, it has moments of the most intense drama and pathos. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He is really lovable, full of pathos and humour. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Full of wisdom, humour and pathos. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Its collection of entwined stories is brilliantly constructed, moving between satirical comedy and unforced pathos. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It's a neatly judged mix of high comedy and pathos. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is a king visibly burdened by the weight of his crown, who evokes real pathos. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Another potential source of appeal is class, which gives the libretto much of its pathos and comedy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A beautifully judged film that expertly balances humour and pathos. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Humour pathos in equal measures. The Sun (2007)Yet the female element in Miami Blues brings an unlikely touch of humour and pathos. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)The subjects are full of charm, humour, pathos and a kind of triumphant dignity. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Its humour and its pathos are both heavy-handed, but its exuberance carries it along. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The course of this pair's friendship has sharp pathos amid the film 's studied eccentricity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's a juggling act between funny and grim For me the comedy and pathos is all intertwined. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This means we let those voices speak again in all the pathos, power, and beauty of their original utterance. Christianity Today (2000)Their dialogue is gauche at times, but that is part of the realism that underpins the film 's wistful pathos. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Used Occasionally. pathos is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'pathos'
British English: pathos NOUN
Pathos is a quality in a situation, film, or play that makes people feel sadness and pity.
...the pathos of man's isolation.
Definition of pathos from the Collins English Dictionary
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