bathetic


bathetic

adjective

  1. displaying or characterized by bathos: the bathetic emotionalism of soap operas.

adjective

  1. containing or displaying bathos
adj.

1834, from bathos on the model of pathetic, which, however, does not come directly from pathos (see pathetic), so the formation is either erroneous or humorous. Bathotic (1863, perhaps on model of chaotic) is not much better.

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