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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. triteness or triviality of style;

2. insincere pathos;
[syn: mawkishness, bathos]

3. a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one;
[syn: anticlimax, bathos]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bathos \Ba"thos\ (b[=a]"th[o^]s), n. [Gr. ba`qos depth, fr. baqy`s deep.] (Rhet.) A ludicrous descent from the elevated to the low, in writing or speech; anticlimax. [1913 Webster] bath towel
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bathos n 1: triteness or triviality of style 2: insincere pathos [syn: mawkishness, bathos] 3: a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one [syn: anticlimax, bathos]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

35 Moby Thesaurus words for "bathos": anticlimax, bleeding heart, cloyingness, comedown, goo, hearts-and-flowers, heaviness, heaviness of heart, heavy heart, heavyheartedness, maudlinness, mawkishness, mush, mushiness, namby-pamby, namby-pambyism, namby-pambyness, nostalgia, nostomania, oversentimentalism, oversentimentality, pathos, romanticism, sadheartedness, sadness, sentiment, sentimentalism, sentimentality, slop, sloppiness, slush, soap opera, sob story, sweetness and light, tearjerker