Nov
07
2013

bathos

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

beI thos

noun

1: a sudden descent from an exalted style or esteemed state to the commonplace.

example: When the police chief reported the contents of the fearsome warlord’s pockets, which included lip balm, the bathos was undeniable.

2: false or very excessive sentimentality, esp. in order to evoke pity; mawkishness.

 

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