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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. effusively or insincerely emotional;
- Example: "a bathetic novel"
- Example: "maudlin expressions of sympathy"
- Example: "mushy effusiveness"
- Example: "a schmaltzy song"
- Example: "sentimental soap operas"
- Example: "slushy poetry"
[syn: bathetic, drippy, hokey, maudlin, mawkish, kitschy, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, soppy, soupy, slushy]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bathetic \Ba*thet"ic\, a. Having the character of bathos. [R.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bathetic adj 1: effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressions of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry" [syn: bathetic, drippy, hokey, maudlin, mawkish, kitschy, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, soppy, soupy, slushy]