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displaying or characterized by bathos:
the bathetic emotionalism of soap operas.
Historical Examples

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.


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