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Bathos Definition

The descent from the sublime to the ridiculous. This expression comes from Pope's satire Peri Bathous, or the Art of Sinking (1727).

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Other Bathos Definition

[n] a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
[n] triteness or triviality of style
[n] insincere pathos

Misc. Definitions

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

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