Etymology
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bathos (n.)

"ludicrous anticlimax, a descent from the sublime to the ridiculous," 1727, from Greek bathos "depth," which is related to bathys "deep" (see benthos). The word was introduced in this sense by Pope.

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Definitions of bathos

bathos (n.)
triteness or triviality of style;
bathos (n.)
insincere pathos;
Synonyms: mawkishness
bathos (n.)
a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one;
Synonyms: anticlimax
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