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Meaning of BATHOS

Pronunciation:  'beythâs

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
  2. [n]  triteness or triviality of style
  3. [n]  insincere pathos
 

BATHOS is a 6 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: anticlimax, mawkishness
 
 See Also: close, closing, conclusion, end, ending, expressive style, sentimentality, story, style

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ba"thos\, n. [Gr. ? depth, fr. ? deep.] (Rhet.)
A ludicrous descent from the elevated to the low, in writing
or speech; anticlimax.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: anticlimax, bleeding heart, cloyingness, comedown, goo, hearts-and-flowers, heaviness, heaviness of heart, heavy heart, heavyheartedness, maudlinness, mawkishness, mush, mushiness, namby-pamby, namby-pambyism, namby-pambyness, nostalgia, nostomania, oversentimentalism, oversentimentality, pathos, romanticism, sadheartedness, sadness, sentiment, sentimentalism, sentimentality, slop, sloppiness, slush, soap opera, sob story, sweetness and light, tearjerker
 

 

 

 

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