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Noun: bathos  'bey,thós
  1. Triteness or triviality of style
  2. Insincere pathos
    - mawkishness
  3. A change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
    - anticlimax

Derived forms: bathoses

Type of: close, closing, conclusion, end, ending, expressive style, sentimentality, soppiness, style

Part of: story

Encyclopedia: Bathos