What does mawkish mean?

Definitions for mawkishˈmɔ kɪʃ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mawkish.

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"


  1. Mawkish(a.)

    Weakly sentimental; maudlin.

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


  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mawkish

    mawk′ish, adj. loathsome, disgusting, as anything beginning to breed mawks or maggots.—n. Mawk, a maggot.—adv. Mawk′ishly.—n. Mawk′ishness. [Explained by Skeat as formed, with suffix -ish, from M. E. mawk, mauk, a contr. form of M. E. maðek, a maggot—Ice. maðkr, a maggot.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mawkish in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mawkish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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