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adjective as in sentimental

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Bad writing that thinks that it is rendering an erotically charged depiction of good sex seems to be far more 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.

"O Stern Old Land" is a rather bathetic candidate for the national hymnship.

But he puts it simply; not as an exercise in the quasi-philosophical bathetic.


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On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bathetic, such as: drippy, gushy, maudlin, mawkish, schmaltzy, and slushy.

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