[ buh-thet-ik ]
/ bəˈθɛt ɪk /
displaying or characterized by bathos: the bathetic emotionalism of soap operas.
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OTHER WORDS FROM batheticba·thet·i·cal·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH batheticbathetic , pathetic.
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Example sentences from the Web for bathetic
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 East|Percival Lowell
The man spoke earnestly, but a third person and extraneous hearer could hardly avoid being struck by the bathetic conclusion.Rhoda Fleming, Complete|George Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for bathetic
/ (bəˈθɛtɪk) /
containing or displaying bathos
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