mawkish


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mawk·ish

 (mo′kĭsh)
adj.
1. Excessively and objectionably sentimental. See Synonyms at sentimental.
2. Archaic Having a sickening taste.

[From Middle English mawke, maggot, variant of magot; see maggot.]

mawk′ish·ly adv.
mawk′ish·ness n.

mawkish

(ˈmɔːkɪʃ)
adj
1. falsely sentimental, esp in a weak or maudlin way
2. nauseating or insipid in flavour, smell, etc
[C17: from obsolete mawkmaggot + -ish]
ˈmawkishly adv ˈmawkishness n

mawk•ish

(ˈmɔ kɪʃ)

adj.
1. sentimental; maudlin.
2. mildly sickening in flavor.
[1660–70; obsolete mawk maggot (< Old Norse mathkr maggot) + -ish1; see maggot]
mawk′ish•ly, adv.
mawk′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mawkish - effusively or insincerely emotionalmawkish - effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressions of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"
emotional - of more than usual emotion; "his behavior was highly emotional"

mawkish

adjective sentimental, emotional, feeble, mushy (informal), soppy (Brit. informal), maudlin, slushy (informal), schmaltzy (slang), icky (informal), gushy (informal), three-hankie (informal) a sentimental plot with an inevitable mawkish ending
Translations

mawkish

[ˈmɔːkɪʃ] ADJempalagoso, sensiblero, insulso

mawkish

[ˈmɔːkɪʃ] adj [film, play, scene, sentimentality] → mievre

mawkish

mawkish

[ˈmɔːkɪʃ] adjsvenevole, sdolcinato/a, insipido/a
References in classic literature ?
I am not saying this now from any mawkish kind of remorse.
At Heidelberg I met a fat veterinary surgeon whose voice broke with sobs as he repeated some mawkish poetry.
He was astonished at its religious tone, which seemed to him neither mawkish nor sentimental.