bathos [bey-thos, -thaws, -thohs]
1. a ludicrous descent from the exalted or lofty to the commonplace; anticlimax.
2. insincere pathos; sentimentality; mawkishness.
3. triteness or triviality in style.
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2. maudlinness, tearfulness; mush, gush, schmaltz.
3. insipidity, inanity.
Origin: 1630-40; < Greek: depth
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