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bathetic

[ buh-thet-ik ]
/ bəˈθɛt ɪk /
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adjective
displaying or characterized by bathos: the bathetic emotionalism of soap operas.
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Origin of bathetic

1825–35; bath(os) + -etic, on the model of pathetic

OTHER WORDS FROM bathetic

ba·thet·i·cal·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bathetic

bathetic , pathetic
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British Dictionary definitions for bathetic

bathetic
/ (bəˈθɛtɪk) /

adjective
containing or displaying bathos
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