- a ludicrous descent from the exalted or lofty to the commonplace; anticlimax.
- insincere pathos; sentimentality; mawkishness.
- triteness or triviality in style.
- a sudden ludicrous descent from exalted to ordinary matters or style in speech or writing
- insincere or excessive pathos
- triteness; flatness
- the lowest point; nadir
“anticlimax, a descent from the sublime to the ridiculous,” 1727, from Greek bathos “depth,” related to bathys “deep” (see benthos). Introduced by Pope.