Pathos is defined as a feeling of sympathy or sorrow.(noun)
An example of pathos is someone feeling bad for a friend who's dog has died.
See pathos in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Gr pathos, suffering, disease, feeling, akin to pathein, paschein, to suffer, feel < IE base *kwenth-, to suffer, endure > OIr cessaim, I suffer
See pathos in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Greek, suffering; see kwent(h)- in Indo-European roots.
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