bathos bathos

Definition(s):

  1. (n) triteness or triviality of style
  2. (n) insincere pathos
  3. (n) a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. What a pity, then, that writer-director Darnell Martin reduces these pioneers to the sum of their foibles greed, lust, drugs and compacts each tragedy into bathos.
  2. Fire-escape balcony scenes and corner-drugstore Friar Lawrences are not only distracting but tinged with bathos.
  3. Nixon came up again in the state-senate soliloquy, which drew heavily on Nixon's signature blend of bathos, defiance, self-pity and implausibility.

News

  • Brooklyn Bakery From Moonstruck Out of Dough

    "What is life? They say bread is life." "I sweat and shovel this stinking dough in and out of this hot hole in the wall and I should be so happy. Huh, sweetie?" a sweaty, young Nicholas Cage asks Cher in what might be his most bathos-drenched performance. "You want me to take my hot bread, put it away and forget it?" he implores. For Cammareri Bros. Bakery , whose brick oven was the setting for ...
    on October 23, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

Quotes

  • "I think Auden was going here," says Smart, "for a Wordsworthian epiphany such as in 'The Leech Gatherer' - and it ends with a bathos which was not unknown to Wordsworth."
    on Sep 5, 2007 By: John Smart Source: Independent

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