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  • bathetic — 1834, from BATHOS (Cf. bathos) on the model of pathetic, which, however, does not come directly from pathos (see PATHETIC (Cf. pathetic)), so the formation is either erroneous or humorous. Bathotic (1863, perhaps on model of chaotic) is not much… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bathos — n. an unintentional lapse in mood from the sublime to the absurd or trivial; a commonplace or ridiculous feature offsetting an otherwise sublime situation; an anticlimax. Derivatives: bathetic adj. bathotic adj. Etymology: Gk, = depth …   Useful english dictionary

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