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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A change from a serious subject to a disappointing one; Triteness or triviality of style; Insincere pathos.

Usage examples (35)
  • Longinus's warning against bathos is a dangerous one for those who would take it too much to heart.
  • Despite the rad profile, nest was as knee-deep in bathos and bourgeois denial as any other shelter mag.
  • The answer is somewhere between bathos and pathos.
  • Humour is often to be found in tragedy and bathos. for more
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  • All the "pathos" (quality that moves one to sorrow or pity) he could muster raised only "bathos" (false or pretentious sympathy) in the audience.
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