bathos

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ba·thos

 (bā′thŏs′, -thôs′)
n.
1.
a. An abrupt, presumably unintended juxtaposition of the exalted and the commonplace, producing a ludicrous effect.
b. An anticlimax.
2.
a. Insincere or grossly sentimental pathos: "a richly textured man who ... can be ... sentimental to the brink of bathos" (Kenneth L. Woodward).
b. Banality; triteness.

[Greek, depth, from bathus, deep.]

bathos

(ˈbeɪθɒs)
n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a sudden ludicrous descent from exalted to ordinary matters or style in speech or writing
2. insincere or excessive pathos
3. triteness; flatness
4. the lowest point; nadir
[C18: from Greek: depth, from bathus deep]

ba•thos

(ˈbeɪ θɒs, -θɔs, -θoʊs)

n.
1. a ludicrous descent from the exalted or lofty to the commonplace; anticlimax.
2. insincere pathos; sentimentality.
3. triteness in style.
[1630–40; < Greek: depth]

bathos

Sudden change from the exalted to the ridiculous or banal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bathos - triteness or triviality of style
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
2.bathos - insincere pathosbathos - insincere pathos      
sentimentality - extravagant or affected feeling or emotion
3.bathos - a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
story - a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events; "he writes stories for the magazines"
close, closing, ending, conclusion, end - the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."

bathos

noun anticlimax, disappointment, sentimentality, letdown, comedown (informal), mawkishness, false pathos There was an element of bathos about the much-acclaimed speech.

bathos

noun
The quality or condition of being affectedly or overly emotional:
Slang: sappiness.
Translations

bathos

[ˈbeɪθɒs] Npaso m de lo sublime a lo trivial

bathos

n (= anticlimax)Abfall or Umschlag mins Lächerliche; (= sentimentality)falsches Pathos
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