Adjective "bathetic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Producing an unintentional effect of anticlimax.
  1. 'This line could be a motto for his work, which uses unremarkable language to great effect - here registering a disappointment so pervasive that even its expression is bathetic.'
  2. 'The contrast between this astonishing piece of political theatre, televised around the planet, and another event a couple of days later, is so staggering, it is bathetic to mention them in the same column.'
  3. 'The ‘fear’ argument is absurd, bathetic, and self-congratulatory.'


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

More examples(as adjective)

"words can be bathetic."

"responses can be bathetic."

"languages can be bathetic."

"ends can be bathetic."