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English Dictionary: maudlin by the DICT Development Group
3 results for maudlin
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressions of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"
    Synonym(s): bathetic, drippy, hokey, maudlin, mawkish, kitschy, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, soppy, soupy, slushy
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Maudlin \Maud"lin\, a. [From Maudlin, a contr. of Magdalen, OE.
      Maudeleyne, who is drawn by painters with eyes swelled and
      red with weeping.]
      1. Tearful; easily moved to tears; exciting to tears;
            excessively sentimental; weak and silly. [bd]Maudlin
            eyes.[b8] --Dryden. [bd]Maudlin eloquence.[b8]
            --Roscommon. [bd]A maudlin poetess.[b8] --Pope.
            [bd]Maudlin crowd.[b8] --Southey.
      2. Drunk, or somewhat drunk; fuddled; given to drunkenness.
                     Maudlin Clarence in his malmsey butt. --Byron.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Maudlin \Maud"lin\, Maudeline \Maude"line\, n. (Bot.)
      An aromatic composite herb, the costmary; also, the South
      European Achillea Ageratum, a kind of yarrow.
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