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pathos

[pey-thos, -thohs, -thaws] [ˈpeɪθɒs, -θoʊs, -θɔs]
noun
  • a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)
  • "I ... pronounced a necessarily plaintive eulogy, its pathos fittingly drawing a fine crop of tears from the many rodents scurrying about."