PA'THOS, n. [Gr. to suffer.] Passion; warmth or vehemence, in a speaker; or in language, that which excites emotions and passions.
PA'THOS, n. [Gr. from πασχω, to suffer.]
Passion; warmth or vehemence, in a speaker; or in language, that which excites emotions and passions. – Mason.
quality or property of anything which touches the feelings or excites
emotions and passions, esp., that which awakens tender emotions, such
as pity, sorrow, and the like; contagious warmth of feeling, action,
or expression; pathetic quality; as, the pathos of a picture,
of a poem, or of a cry.
quality or character of those emotions, traits, or experiences which
are personal, and therefore restricted and evanescent; transitory and
idiosyncratic dispositions or feelings as distinguished from those
which are universal and deep-seated in character; -- opposed to
- Suffering; the enduring of active stress