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English Dictionary: mawkish by the DICT Development Group
2 results for mawkish
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]:
   Mawkish \Mawk"ish\, a. [Orig., maggoty. See {Mawk}.]
      1. Apt to cause satiety or loathing; nauseous; disgusting.
                     So sweetly mawkish', and so smoothly dull. --Pope.
      2. Easily disgusted; squeamish; sentimentally fastidious.
            --J. H. Newman.
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