Definitions for mawkishˈmɔ kɪʃ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word mawkish
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mildly sickening in flavor.
Origin of mawkish:
1660–70; obs. mawk maggot (< ON mathkr maggot) + -ish1; see maggot
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"
Feeling sick, queasy.
Sickening or insipid in taste or smell.
Excessively or falsely sentimental; showing a sickly excess of sentiment.
apt to cause satiety or loathing; nauseous; disgusting
easily disgusted; squeamish; sentimentally fastidious
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