Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of BATHOS

Pronunciation:  'beythâs

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
  2. [n]  triteness or triviality of style
  3. [n]  insincere pathos

BATHOS is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: anticlimax, mawkishness
 See Also: close, closing, conclusion, end, ending, expressive style, sentimentality, story, style



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ba"thos\, n. [Gr. ? depth, fr. ? deep.] (Rhet.)
A ludicrous descent from the elevated to the low, in writing
or speech; anticlimax.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: anticlimax, bleeding heart, cloyingness, comedown, goo, hearts-and-flowers, heaviness, heaviness of heart, heavy heart, heavyheartedness, maudlinness, mawkishness, mush, mushiness, namby-pamby, namby-pambyism, namby-pambyness, nostalgia, nostomania, oversentimentalism, oversentimentality, pathos, romanticism, sadheartedness, sadness, sentiment, sentimentalism, sentimentality, slop, sloppiness, slush, soap opera, sob story, sweetness and light, tearjerker