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Definition of the adjective bathetic

What does bathetic mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. effusively or insincerely emotional

Alternative definition of the adjective bathetic


  1. Characterized by or pertaining to bathos.

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Google previewA Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2010)

The Classic First Edition by H. W. Fowler

bathetic, bathetic. These are made in imitation of pathetic, chaotic ; but pathetic is not analogous, & chaotic is itself irregular. An adjective for bathos is, however, almost a necessity to the literary critic, & the ...

Google previewThe Anthem Dictionary of Literary Terms and Theory (2010)

by Peter Auger

bathetic; ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (2008)

by Chris Baldick

Adjective: bathetic. beast. fable. The commonest typeof*fable, in which animals and birds speak and behave like human beings in a short tale usually illustrating some moral point.The fables attributed to Aesop (6th century bce) ...

Google previewHal Leonard Pocket Rhyming Dictionary (2003)

by Jana Ranson

balletic, bathetic, cosmetic, emetic, frenetic, 86.

Google previewEncyclopedia of British Poetry (2015)

by Robert R. Watson

Hughes's language was deplored, itslack of lyricism, itsflat colloquialisms, the bathetic endings to poems suchas "Crow and theBirds" ("Crow spraddledheaddown in the beachgarbage, guzzling adropped ice cream") or"A Horrible Religious ...

Google previewDictionary Of English Literat. (2002)

by Rajni Sehgal

without creating a bathetic or ridiculous effect. Virgil or Vergil [Publius ...

Google previewNew Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford University Press

antithetic, apathetic, apologetic, arithmetic, ascetic, athletic, balletic, bathetic, cosmetic, cybernetic, diabetic, dietetic, diuretic, electromagnetic, emetic, ...

Google previewDiamond Pocket English Dictionary

by Dr. Baljit Singh

bathetic a. characterised by bathos bathos n. anticlimax. batman [p/. batmen) n. a military officer's servant. baton n a slender stick; (music) the wand used by a conductor ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

blossom, decline, develop, grown-up, outgrow, overdue, payable, ripened 8 progress 9 developed, full-blown, full-grown combining form: 3 tel 4 tele, telo maudlin 5 mushy, silly 6 addled, slushy, sticky 7 fuddled, mawkish, muddled 8 bathetic ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

\e-shan\ see etion1 etic1 \√ęt-ik\ thetic acetic, docetic etic2 \et-ik\ etic, thetic aesthetic, ascetic, athletic, balletic, bathetic, cosmetic, docetic, eidetic, emetic, frenetic, gametic, genetic, hermetic, kinetic, limnetic, magnetic, mimetic, noetic, Ossetic, ...

Google previewConcise English Dictionary (2007)

by Wordsworth Editions, Limited


Google previewCollins Rhyming Dictionary (2014)

by Rosalind Fergusson

Derek, derrick, Eric, ferric, Herrick, Merrick, redbrick, Cedric, Ettrick, metric, Prestwick, Sedgewick, Fenwick, Chetnik, ethnic, Selznick, Beswick, Keswick, Belgic, * alembic, prophetic, bathetic, pathetic, balletic, phonetic, acetic, ascetic, athletic, ...

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Video shows what bathetic means. Characterized by or pertaining to bathos.. Bathetic Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say ...

Scrabble value of B3A1T1H4E1T1I1C3

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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