how to pronounce pathos


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pathos is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of pathos


  1. In theology and existentialist ethics following Kierkegaard and Heidegger, a deep and abiding commitment of the heart, as in the notion of "finding your passion" as an important aspect of a fully lived, engaged life.
  2. An author's attempt to evoke a feeling of pity or sympathetic sorrow for a character.
  3. Suffering; the enduring of active stress or affliction.
  4. The quality or property of anything which touches the feelings or excites emotions and passions, especially that which awakens tender emotions, such as pity, sorrow, and the like; contagious warmth of feeling, action, or expression; pathetic quality.
  5. A writer or speaker's attempt to persuade an audience through appeals involving the use of strong emotions such as pity.

pathos frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pathos occurs in english on average 1.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics pathos can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that pathos can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) people, society, and culture;

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