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bathetic (adj.)

1834, from bathos on the model of pathetic (q.v.), which, however, does not come directly from pathos, so the formation is either erroneous or humorous. Bathotic (1863, perhaps on model of chaotic) is not much better.

updated on April 17, 2017

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Definitions of bathetic from WordNet

bathetic (adj.)
effusively or insincerely emotional;
a bathetic novel
Synonyms: drippy / hokey / maudlin / mawkish / kitschy / mushy / schmaltzy / schmalzy / sentimental / sappy / soppy / soupy / slushy
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