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Producing an unintentional effect of anticlimax:‘the movie manages to be poignant without becoming bathetic’
anticlimactic, disappointing, disillusioningmawkish, sentimentalView synonyms
- ‘Yes, it could be shorter, even though some story lines are crudely truncated, and the four false endings are a bathetic anti-climax, but Jackson's journey benefits from the lulls.’
- ‘The contrast between this astonishing piece of political theatre, televised around the planet, and another event a couple of days later, is so staggering, it is bathetic to mention them in the same column.’
- ‘This line could be a motto for his work, which uses unremarkable language to great effect - here registering a disappointment so pervasive that even its expression is bathetic.’
- ‘With its energetic cast and insistent street score, it still manages to be poignant without becoming bathetic, and violent without being exploitative.’
- ‘The ‘fear’ argument is absurd, bathetic, and self-congratulatory.’
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