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Related to mawkish: mawkishly
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.]
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1. falsely sentimental, esp in a weak or maudlin way
2. nauseating or insipid in flavour, smell, etc
[C17: from obsolete mawk maggot + -ish]
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1. sentimental; maudlin.
2. mildly sickening in flavor.
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|Adj.||1.||mawkish - effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressions of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"|
hokey, kitschy, maudlin, schmaltzy, schmalzy, bathetic, sentimental, slushy, soppy, soupy, mushy, drippy
emotional - of more than usual emotion; "his behavior was highly emotional"
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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
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mawkish[ˈmɔːkɪʃ] adj [film, play, scene, sentimentality] → mièvre
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mawkish[ˈmɔːkɪʃ] adj → svenevole, sdolcinato/a, insipido/a
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