28 August 2012

bathetic \buh-THET-ik\, adjective:
Displaying or characterized by insincere emotions

Most men are stoic after a first battle. They stare, pondering the enormity of the event. The death. The men they killed. The captain noticed that Brant wasn't one of those. His bathetic show of bravado was ludicrous, the captain had seen him sobbing earlier. 

1 comment:

Abby said...

insincerity is one of my pet peeves. I'll remember this word.