maudlin

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maud·lin

 (môd′lĭn)
adj.
Effusively sad or full of self-pity; extremely sentimental: "displayed an almost maudlin concern for the welfare of animals" (Aldous Huxley). See Synonyms at sentimental.

[Alteration of (Mary) Magdalenewho was frequently depicted as a tearful penitent.]

maud′lin·ly adv.
maud′lin·ness n.

maudlin

(ˈmɔːdlɪn)
adj
foolishly tearful or sentimental, as when drunk
[C17: from Middle English Maudelen Mary Magdalene, typically portrayed as a tearful penitent]
ˈmaudlinism n
ˈmaudlinly adv
ˈmaudlinness n

maud•lin

(ˈmɔd lɪn)

adj.
1. embarrassingly sentimental.
2. mawkishly foolish from drink.
[1500–10; from attributive use of Maudlin, « Late Latin Magdalēnē < Greek Magdalēnḗ Mary Magdalene, portrayed as a weeping penitent]
maud′lin•ism, n.
maud′lin•ly, adv.
maud′lin•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.maudlin - effusively or insincerely emotionalmaudlin - 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"

maudlin

adjective sentimental, tearful, mushy (informal), soppy (Brit. informal), weepy (informal), slushy (informal), mawkish, lachrymose, icky (informal), overemotional He turned maudlin after three drinks.

maudlin

adjective
Affectedly or extravagantly emotional:
Translations

maudlin

[ˈmɔːdlɪn] ADJ (= weepy) → llorón; (= sentimental) → sensiblero

maudlin

[ˈmɔːdlɪn] adjlarmoyant(e)

maudlin

adj story, play, sentimentalityrührselig; personsentimental, gefühlsselig; don’t get maudlin about itwerden Sie deswegen nicht gleich sentimental

maudlin

[ˈmɔːdlɪn] adjpiagnucoloso/a
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She tried to struggle up but slipped and fell again and lay there screaming maudlinly. At that moment the Negro who worked for me came around the corner, saw the woman, and instantly crossed the street, keeping as far from her as possible.
Although he maudlinly claims that he had "always suffered horribly," implicitly disparaging his earlier pleasures at Castle Thunder-ten-Tronckh, the tortures he undergoes help him mature.
Glasgow describes evasive idealism, a phrase she employs in a number of fictional and non-fictional works, as "a whimsical, sentimental, and maudlinly optimistic philosophy of life" that avoids a "straightforward facing of realities" (Reasonable Doubts 122).