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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Effusively or insincerely emotional.

Usage examples (40)
  • Again this is for a bathetic effect - to make the reader laugh and make the author sound silly and absurd.
  • A bathetic novel
  • Adjective : the bathetic emotionalism of soap operas
  • I used 'bathetic' in an e-mail to council colleagues - one of them told me my spellchecker was faulty. for more
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  • The "pathetic" (pitiful) performances were appropriate to the "bathetic" (trite) show.
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