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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BATHETIC

The man spoke earnestly, but a third person and extraneous hearer could hardly avoid being struck by the bathetic conclusion.

To esteem a man in inverse ratio to the amount of remarkable blood he has inherited is, to say the least, bathetic.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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