Definition of catharsis in English:
noun (plural catharses /-sēz/)
1The process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.
- It's easy to write off Dumont's dark view as cynical, even delusional and childish, and it's even easier to laugh off the film's emotional catharses in order to create a safe distance.
- At the end of the movie, an ensemble comedy, there are about half a dozen catharses in a two-minute span of time.
- The ending of the film also presents a twist that effectively erases the catharses that the film's events have caused several of the more prominent characters to undergo.