mawkishness


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mawk·ish

 (mô′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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mawkishness - insincere pathosmawkishness - insincere pathos      
sentimentality - extravagant or affected feeling or emotion
2.mawkishness - falsely emotional in a maudlin way
emotionalism, emotionality - emotional nature or quality
corn - something sentimental or trite; "that movie was pure corn"
schmaltz, schmalz, shmaltz - (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music
sentimentalism - a predilection for sentimentality

mawkishness

noun
The quality or condition of being affectedly or overly emotional:
Slang: sappiness.
Translations

mawkishness

[ˈmɔːkɪʃnɪs] Nsensiblería f, insulsez f

mawkishness

References in classic literature ?
You see," he murmured in Alexander's ear, as the curtain fell on the first act, "one almost never sees a part like that done without smartness or mawkishness.
He said he believed the poppy represented the "increased mawkishness of British society, and particularly in the context of football".
Me And Earl And The Dying Girl is a beautifully judged rites of passage drama, that eschews mawkishness and by-the-numbers emotional manipulation in favour of a richly observed study of teenage dreams in crisis.
Me And Earl And The Dying Girl is a beautifully judged rites of passage drama, that eschews mawkishness and emotional manipulation in favour of a portrait of adolescent dreams in crisis.
Seventeen years down the line there is even a kind of mawkishness in Terry's supreme devotion to his adopted west London home, not to mention his fabled indestructibility.
TAKE the story of a young maths prodigy, add three notable perform ances, subtract any of the by-thenumbers mawkishness you might expect, and the result is X+Y, a small gem of a Brit ick.
Take the story of a young maths prodigy, add three notable performances, subtract any of the by-thenumbers mawkishness you might expect, and the result is X+Y, a small gem of a Brit flick.
12A TAKE the story of a young maths prodigy, add notable performances, subtract any by-the-numbers mawkishness and the result is a small gem of a Brit flick.
However, it is consistent with prior mawkishness that the administration has demonstrated toward Iran's leadership during Rouhani's two visits to New York for the United Nations General Assembly meetings--an unseemly, artless pursuit of some personal affinity in hopes of advancing bilateral diplomacy.
Ironically, such criticisms valorize Indian stoicism and refer to it as a standard of comportment to which whites themselves have failed to live up, and which they fear would call down Indian judgment on their stupidity and mawkishness.
The teenage brain responds to the uncomplicated pleasures of excitement just as self-indulgently wallowing in mawkishness soothes the adolescent solipsist.
In Lucky Jim, Amis writes with unflagging, almost mechanical energy, like a literary combine harvester reaping, threshing, and winnowing its way through fields of tedium and mawkishness.