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:
(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.
- His voice had a genuine pathos now, and his large brown hands perceptibly trembled.
From (etyl) bul, bule, from (etyl) . More at blow.
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.
*: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).
* guy, dude, bro, cat
* cop, copper, pig (derogatory''), rozzer (''British ). See also
* cow, ox, calf, steer
Large and strong, like a bull.
Of large mammals, male.
(finance) Of a market in which prices are rising (compare bear)
- a bull elephant
* (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).
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.
- He bulled his way in .
(finance) To endeavour to raise prices in.
- to bull railroad bonds
- to bull the market
* bull in a china shop
* bull wheel
* shoot the bull
* take the bull by the horns
From (etyl) bulle'', from (etyl) ''bulle'', from Low (etyl) ''bulla
A papal bull, an official document or edict from the Pope.
A seal affixed to a document, especially a document from the Pope.
to publish in a Papal bull
From (etyl) . Popularly associated with (bullshit).
(euphemistic, informal) Nonsense.
* (nonsense) See also
From (etyl) .