Definitions for mawkishˈmɔ kɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bathetic, drippy, hokey, maudlin, mawkish, kitschy, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, soppy, soupy, slushy(adj)

    effusively or insincerely emotional

    "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressions of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"

GCIDE

  1. Mawkish(a.)

    Weakly sentimental; maudlin.

  2. Origin: [Orig., maggoty. See Mawk.]

Wiktionary

  1. mawkish(Adjective)

    Feeling sick, queasy.

  2. mawkish(Adjective)

    Sickening or insipid in taste or smell.

  3. mawkish(Adjective)

    Excessively or falsely sentimental; showing a sickly excess of sentiment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mawkish(adj)

    apt to cause satiety or loathing; nauseous; disgusting

  2. Mawkish(adj)

    easily disgusted; squeamish; sentimentally fastidious

  3. Origin: [Orig., maggoty. See Mawk.]


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