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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.mawkishly - in a mawkish and emotional mannermawkishly - in a mawkish and emotional manner; "the violinist played that piece mawkishly"
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The families were written off as people who were mawkishly holding on to the past and accused of looking for someone to blame.
OK, it ends mawkishly with a candlelit procession exorcising its way to the village church, which turns into a vast cathedral as they sing Schubert's Ave Maria, but the damage has been done.
The screenwriter has other ideas, milking a few gentle laughs from the simmering tensions between protagonists, but the film trundles along most effectively as a mawkishly sentimental drama about miscommunication between the generations.
Although mawkishly sentimental, it has just about enough sugar to make it work as a PG-rated film.
Ken Moore, Rubery * PAUL Fulford's brilliant condemnation of the Christmas season did not mention the hordes of Christians singing mawkishly nauseating carols in praise of a child born to a women who had never experienced sexual intercourse.
The crash itself isn't dealt with too mawkishly, though there's heartbreaking footage of the funeral and some poignant insights into Senna's last moments from his friend and doctor Sid Watkins.
Palahniuk's America reflects the worst suspicions of people from across the political spectrum: money-mad, racist and mawkishly religious, it's also filled with sexed-up housewives and weed-smoking teenagers casually scoring morning-after pills.
I don't know, there's so much going on here there aren't even enough hours in the day to be mawkishly sentimental
Like Moreau, Bernard took a dispassionate attitude towards his research subjects; in viewing animals as mere machines whose 'cries were no more than the grating of gears in a machine', and in believing that 'it was mawkishly sentimental to place animal pain before the interests of science', (14) he seems to have surpassed even Decartes himself.
Kaye even negotiates the difficult -- and mawkishly written -- terrain when Jenkins takes some hits.