hathos

the taking of pleasure or joy in despising something.

That Styx concert footage was pure hathos.


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  • celebreality — (suh.LEB.ree.al.uh.tee) n. The real life of a celebrity; a TV show format in which one or more celebrities participate in real life situations. Also: celeb reality, celeb reality. Example Citation: Celebreality, the junk genre du jour, turns the… …   New words

  • civilogue — n. A civil dialogue, particularly one in which the participants avoid insults, personal attacks, and negative generalizations. [Blend of civil and dialogue.] Example Citations: Some media outlets have decided they ve had enough of the endless… …   New words

  • hateration — (hayt.uh.RAY.shun) n. Intense, ongoing hatred. Example Citations: Hateration: The FBI is investigating hate mail sent to black NFL players and other black men during the past year. Comcast may go with satellites, Chicago Tribune, December 5, 2003 …   New words

  • talking hairdo — n. A television journalist who is superficial or who is concerned with appearance more than substance. Example Citations: But Iffy s heart goes out to Cubs fans. After Florida had dispatched the Cubs, 9 6, in Game 7, Barnacle Bill urged Iffy to… …   New words

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