Definition of bathetic in English:


Syllabification: ba·thet·ic
Pronunciation: /bəˈTHedik


Producing an unintentional effect of anticlimax: the movie manages to be poignant without becoming bathetic
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  • Yes, it could be shorter, even though some story lines are crudely truncated, and the four false endings are a bathetic anti-climax, but Jackson's journey benefits from the lulls.
  • This line could be a motto for his work, which uses unremarkable language to great effect - here registering a disappointment so pervasive that even its expression is bathetic.
  • The ‘fear’ argument is absurd, bathetic, and self-congratulatory.

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