Meaning of bathos

ba•thos

Pronunciation: (bā'thos, -thôs, -thōs), [key]
— n.
  1. a ludicrous descent from the exalted or lofty to the commonplace; anticlimax.
  2. insincere pathos; sentimentality; mawkishness.
  3. triteness or triviality in style.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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