meaning of bathetic

bathetic meaning in General Dictionary

Having the personality of bathos

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  • effusively or insincerely emotional
  • obtaining the personality of bathos.

bathetic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1834, from bathos in the model of ridiculous, which, however, will not come directly from pathos (see pathetic), so that the formation is either incorrect or funny. Bathotic (1863, perhaps on type of chaotic) is not much better.


bathetic meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Having the personality of bathos.