"pathos" in the noun sense
1. pathos, poignancy
a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow
"the film captured all the pathos of their situation"
2. commiseration, pity, ruth, pathos
a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
"the blind are too often objects of pity"
a style that has the power to evoke feelings
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