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.
The first half of this comedy is infectiously funny and left me in stitches, but a second-half overdose of mawkishness brought me out in a rash.
Yet the film drowns the story in overly-romanticised mawkishness.
Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is poorly served in a perfunctory supporting role and a subplot involving a one-eyed pet cat veers dangerously close to mawkishness.
I don't need to build up The Wall, go and see it for THE BIG SICK 15 THE first half of this comedy is infectiously funny and left me in stitches, but a second half overdose of mawkishness brought me out in a rash.
Admittedly, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is poorly served in a perfunctory supporting role and a subplot involving a one-eyed pet cat veers dangerously close to mawkishness.
Admittedly, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is poorly served in a with her role perfunctory supporting role and a subplot involving a one-eyed pet cat veers dangerously close to mawkishness.
Veteran Toronto actor Frank Cox-O'Connell's reading of Tennyson's lush poetic images was suitably restrained, thus avoiding the poem's obvious mawkishness.
Despite the potential for mawkishness, the characters' emotional outbursts are kept to a minimum.
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.
Not unlike Collins himself, the actor has veered dangerously close to self-parody on more than one occasion with his outsized gestures and bellowing line readings, but he seemed renewed as a performer in his recent collaborations with Barry Levinson ("You Don't Know Jack" and "The Humbling") and in David Gordon Green's "Manglehorn," and he does again here, especially in the scenes with Cannavale, which go beyond the expected "you were never there for me" mawkishness.