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bathos


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bathos  \Ba"thos\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  depth,  fr  ?  deep.]  (Rhet.) 
  A  ludicrous  descent  from  the  elevated  to  the  low  in  writing 
  or  speech;  anticlimax. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bathos 
  n  1:  triteness  or  triviality  of  style 
  2:  insincere  pathos  [syn:  {mawkishness}] 
  3:  a  change  from  a  serious  subject  to  a  disappointing  one  [syn: 
  {anticlimax}] 




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