(HAY.thohs; TH as in thin) n. Feelings of pleasure derived from hating someone or something.
an effortless blend of hate and pathos. The word may be nearly 17 years old (it was coined by journalist Alex Heard in 1987.
Why pay good money and drive to the multiplex to obtain hathos when The Ricki Lake Show beams it in every weekday for free?
I feel that way about Bill O'Reilly. O'Reilly is compelling in some mysterious way. You find yourself watching him the way you sometimes smell your own farts: it's disgusting, but you can't help yourself.
1. an artificially made dwarf, supposedly produced in a flask by an alchemist.
2. a diminutive human being.
3. the human fetus.
4. A miniature, fully formed individual believed by adherents of the early biological theory of preformation to be present in the sperm cell.
His lackluster attorney-general Alberto Gonzales, who was forced to resign in disgrace, was only the most visible of an army of over-promoted, ideologically vetted homunculi.