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noun as in sentimentality

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My colleague Michelle Cottle does a great job today of capturing the Sturgesesque bathos of the Liz Cheney “campaign.”

Rather like the way of life it celebrates, The Radetzky March hinges on trivia and bathos more than any real grand gesture.

In the Guildhall yard the cab would happen, if it happened at all, naturally and without any effect of bathos.

The arrangement of the words or clauses in a descending order is called anticlimax or bathos.

To say that the morsels fetched their weight in gold would be the reverse of exaggeration—mere bathos.

"The ghost of God," I answered, in what she must have thought a tone of bathos!

He is prone to eccentric flights, to bathos and absurdities.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bathos, such as: anticlimax, comedown, letdown, melodrama, mush, and schmaltz.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.