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bathetic

bathetic

adjective ba·thet·ic \bə-ˈthe-tik\

Definition of BATHETIC

:  characterized by bathos
ba·thet·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of BATHETIC

bathos + -etic (as in pathetic)
First Known Use: 1845

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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