bathosnoun [ U ]uk /ˈbeɪ.θɒs/ us /ˈbeɪ.θɑːs/ literary
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Examples from literature
- He resolved to build a play not on pathos, but on bathos.
- Life is full of bathos as well as pathos.
- The closing words of the speech approached dangerously near to bathos.
- The plot shows none of those alarming pieces of incongruity and bathos which have marred some of her stories.
- This is bathos that unfortunately goes too far.