meaning of bathos

bathos meaning in General Dictionary

A ludicrous lineage through the elevated on lower in composing or message anticlimax

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  • triteness or triviality of style
  • insincere pathos
  • a change from a significant subject to an unsatisfactory one
  • A ludicrous descent through the increased to the reasonable, in composing or message; anticlimax.

bathos meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"anticlimax, a descent through the sublime to the absurd," 1727, from Greek bathos "depth," regarding bathys "deep" (see benthos). Introduced by Pope.


bathos - German to English

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bathos meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A ludicrous lineage from elevated to the reduced, on paper or message; anticlimax.


Sentence Examples with the word bathos

In the Bathos he was classed with the parrots and the tortoises.

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