bathos

[ bey-thos, -thaws, -thohs ]SEE DEFINITION OF bathos

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It was an anti-climax, a bathos, of which St. Augustine is seldom guilty.

There is sometimes, too, a falling off, not far removed from the Bathos.

One of their favourite blunders is an amazing sort of bathos.

Outwardly cynical, he was sentimental to the point of bathos.

Then will come the crowning event, after which all must necessarily be bathos.

It was called, by a kind of bathos in nomenclature, “America.”

The romance of these remarkable espousals was not to find its conclusion in bathos.

Under the circumstances, there was bathos amid the poor girl's pathos!

This may be bathos in individual cases, yet it is the offspring of truth.

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

WORD ORIGIN

"anticlimax, a descent from the sublime to the ridiculous," 1727, from Greek bathos "depth," related to bathys "deep" (see benthos). Introduced by Pope.

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