bathophobia bath·o·pho·bi·a (bāth’ə-fō’bē-ə)
An abnormal fear of depths.
a ludicrous descent from the exalted or lofty to the commonplace; anticlimax. insincere pathos; sentimentality; mawkishness. triteness or triviality in style. Contemporary Examples Rather like the way of life it celebrates, The Radetzky March hinges on trivia and bathos more than any real grand gesture. Favorite Historical Novels Stella Tillyard November 8, 2011 Historical Examples […]
- Bathroom humor
bathroom humor noun phrase Very gross and puerile wit:But bathroom humor, especially vile bathroom humor illustrated in full and graphic detail, has never appealed to me Contemporary Examples What prank list is complete without Jim Carrey and bathroom humor? April Fool’s! Hollywood’s Biggest Pranks Anna Klassen March 31, 2012
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. […]
the wife of Uriah and afterward of David: mother of Solomon. II Sam. 11, 12. a female given name: from a Hebrew phrase meaning “daughter of the oath.”. Historical Examples On hearing these and other similar remarks, a wild thought flashed into Gabriel’s mind that they might be speaking of Bathsheba. Far from the Madding […]