What is another word for bathetic?

315 synonyms found


[ be͡ɪðˈɛtɪk], [ be‍ɪðˈɛtɪk], [ b_eɪ_ð_ˈɛ_t_ɪ_k]

Bathetic is an adjective that describes something that is overly sentimental or excessively emotional in a way that makes it seem insincere or maudlin. Synonyms for bathetic include saccharine, overly dramatic, cloying, mawkish, sentimental, or corny. These words all have a negative connotation and are used to describe writing, music, or art that is overly sentimental or tries too hard to elicit an emotional response. Bathetic is often used to describe movies or books with predictable plots and endings that rely too heavily on melodrama or sentimentality. The use of these synonyms can help writers avoid creating work that feels insincere or overwrought.

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How to use "Bathetic" in context?

The word "bathetic" is derived from the Latin term "batheticus," meaning "making fun of." It has been used in English to describe something that is comic but also dull or failed. A person or thing that is bathetic is laughable but not actually enjoyable.

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