displaying or characterized by bathos:
the bathetic emotionalism of soap operas.
The man spoke earnestly, but a third person and extraneous hearer could hardly avoid being struck by the bathetic conclusion.
Rhoda Fleming, Complete George Meredith
To esteem a man in inverse ratio to the amount of remarkable blood he has inherited is, to say the least, bathetic.
The Soul of the Far East Percival Lowell
containing or displaying bathos
1834, from bathos on the model of pathetic, which, however, does not come directly from pathos (see pathetic), so the formation is either erroneous or humorous. Bathotic (1863, perhaps on model of chaotic) is not much better.
a folding bathtub for babies, usually of rubberized cloth.
a washing or immersion of something, especially the body, in water, steam, etc., as for cleansing or medical treatment: I take a bath every day. Give the dog a bath. a quantity of water or other liquid used for this purpose: running a bath. a container for water or other cleansing liquid, as a bathtub. […]
- Bathing beauty
an attractive woman in a bathing suit, especially an entrant in a beauty contest. noun an attractive girl in a swimming costume Also called (old-fashioned) bathing belle
- Bathing cap
a tight-fitting elastic cap, usually of rubber, worn to keep the hair dry while swimming and bathing. Historical Examples Amy made a face at him, settled her bathing cap more firmly, and looked at Jessie. The Campfire Girls on Station Island Margaret Penrose The women have to wear a sort of bathing cap over their […]