Pathos vs Bull - What's the difference?

pathos | bull |

As a noun pathos

is pathos.

As a proper noun bull is





  • 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.
  • * 1874 , Thomas Hardy, Far From The Madding Crowd, 1874:
  • His voice had a genuine pathos now, and his large brown hands perceptibly trembled.
  • (rhetoric) A writer or speaker's attempt to persuade an audience through appeals involving the use of strong emotions such as pity.
  • (literature) An author's attempt to evoke a feeling of pity or sympathetic sorrow for a character.
  • (theology, philosophy) 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.
  • Anagrams

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    (wikipedia bull)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) bul, bule, from (etyl) . More at blow.


    (en noun)
  • An adult male of domesticated cattle or oxen.
  • #Specifically, one that is uncastrated.
  • An adult male of certain large mammals, such as whales, elephants and seals.
  • A large, strong man.
  • (lb) An investor who buys (commodities or securities) in anticipation of a rise in prices.
  • (lb) A policeman.
  • *
  • *:The Bat—they called him the Bat.. He'd never been in stir, the bulls had never mugged him, he didn't run with a mob, he played a lone hand, and fenced his stuff so that even the fence couldn't swear he knew his face.
  • *1859 ,
  • *:Half-a-crown'' is known as an (alderman), (half a bull), (half a tusheroon), and a (madza caroon); whilst a ''crown'' piece, or ''five shillings , may be called either a (bull), or a (caroon), or a (cartwheel), or a (coachwheel), or a (thick-un), or a (tusheroon).
  • A man.
  • Synonyms
    * guy, dude, bro, cat * cop, copper, pig (derogatory''), rozzer (''British ). See also
    * bear
    Coordinate terms
    * cow, ox, calf, steer


  • Large and strong, like a bull.
  • Of large mammals, male.
  • a bull elephant
  • (finance) Of a market in which prices are rising (compare bear)
  • Synonyms
    * (large and strong) beefy, hunky, robust * (male): male
    * (large and strong): feeble, puny, weak * (male): female * (of a market): bear


  • To force oneself (in a particular direction).
  • He bulled his way in .
  • To lie, to tell untruths.
  • To be in heat; to manifest sexual desire as cows do.
  • (UK, military) To polish boots to a high shine.
  • (finance) To endeavour to raise the market price of.
  • to bull railroad bonds
  • (finance) To endeavour to raise prices in.
  • to bull the market

    Derived terms

    * bulldog * bulldozer * bulldust * bullfrog * bullhorn * bull in a china shop * bullseye * bullshit * bull wheel * shoot the bull * take the bull by the horns

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) bulle'', from (etyl) ''bulle'', from Low (etyl) ''bulla


    (en noun)
  • A papal bull, an official document or edict from the Pope.
  • A seal affixed to a document, especially a document from the Pope.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • to publish in a Papal bull
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) . Popularly associated with (bullshit).


  • A lie.
  • (euphemistic, informal) Nonsense.
  • Synonyms
    * (nonsense) See also


    (en verb)
  • to mock, cheat
  • Etymology 4

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • a bubble
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