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mawkish

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mawk·ish  (môksh)
adj.
1. Excessively and objectionably sentimental. See Synonyms at sentimental.
2. Sickening or insipid in taste.

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

mawkish·ly adv.
mawkish·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.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
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] → mièvre
mawkish
mawkish [ˈmɔːkɪʃ] adjsvenevole, sdolcinato/a, insipido/a


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