Pathos

Pathos [ PEY-thos, -thohs, -thaws ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. an emotion or sentiment of sorrow or sympathy
2. a quality that evokes sadness or pity
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The air was rife with pathos as mourners started to arrive for the funeral.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 What is less surprising is to learn that a particularly deadly form of kamikaze aircraft, a piloted rocket that could reach speeds of 880kph, was given the name "Ohka" falling cherry blossom, a name whose poetic pathos and imagery of youthful sacrifice was lost on the US sailors at whom it was aimed.

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