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bathetic

[buh-thet-ik] /bəˈθɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
displaying or characterized by bathos:
the bathetic emotionalism of soap operas.
Origin of bathetic
1825-1835
1825-35; bath(os) + -etic, on the model of pathetic
Related forms
bathetically, adverb
Can be confused
bathetic, pathetic.
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British Dictionary definitions for bathetic

bathetic

/bəˈθɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
containing or displaying bathos
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Word Origin and History for bathetic
adj.

1834, from bathos on the model of pathetic, which, however, does not come directly from pathos (see pathetic), so the formation is either erroneous or humorous. Bathotic (1863, perhaps on model of chaotic) is not much better.

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