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synonyms for bathetic

  • drippy
  • gushy
  • maudlin
  • mawkish
  • schmaltzy
  • slushy
  • sobby
  • soft
  • soppy
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How to use bathetic in a sentence

The man spoke earnestly, but a third person and extraneous hearer could hardly avoid being struck by the bathetic conclusion.
RHODA FLEMING, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
To esteem a man in inverse ratio to the amount of remarkable blood he has inherited is, to say the least, bathetic.
THE SOUL OF THE FAR EASTPERCIVAL LOWELL
"O Stern Old Land" is a rather bathetic candidate for the national hymnship.
CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN COMPOSERSRUPERT HUGHES
But he puts it simply; not as an exercise in the quasi-philosophical bathetic.
THE SHORT WORKS OF GEORGE MEREDITHGEORGE MEREDITH
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WORDS RELATED TO BATHETIC

  • bathetic
  • emotional
  • gushy
  • maudlin
  • mawkish
  • mushy
  • romantic
  • sappy
  • slushy
  • sobby
  • soppy
  • weepy
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.