how to pronounce bathos


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bathos is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of bathos


  1. Depth.
  2. The ironic use of such failure for satiric or humorous effect.
  3. Anticlimax: an abrupt transition in style or subject from high to low.
  4. Banality: unaffectingly cliché or trite treatment of a topic.
  5. Overdone or treacly attempts to inspire pathos.
  6. A nadir, a low point particularly in one's career.
  7. (literature, the arts) Risible failure on the part of a work of art to properly affect its audience, particularly owing to.
  8. Immaturity: lack of serious treatment of a topic.
  9. Hyperbole: excessiveness.

bathos frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bathos occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bathos can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bathos can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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