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. Of course, Hilda is Irish,--the Burgoynes have been stage people for generations,--and she has the Irish voice.
Without ever resorting to mawkishness, Tomalin writes movingly about the many tragic events of her life, including a daughter's suicide.
Tyler tries to keep their relationship crisp, but she doesn't always win the struggle over mawkishness. As always, location is a key in Tyler's novel.
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. Thankfully, director Marc Webb nimbly avoids each potentially fatal pitfall without sacrificing compassion for his flawed characters.
Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is poorly served in a perfunctory supporting role and a subplot involving a one-eyed pet cat veers dangerously close mawkishness. Thankfully, director Marc Webb nimbly avoids each potentially fatal pitfall without sacrificing compassion for his flawed characters.
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. Thankfully, director Webb nimbly avoids each potentially fatal pitfall without sacrificing compassion for his flawed characters.
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. Thankfully, director Webb nimbly avoids each potentially fatal pitfall without sacrificing compassion for his flawed characters.
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. It fell to pianist Angela Park to supply the passion, which she did in admirable and expressive fashion.
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.
"Beyond the Lights" is a strange beast, a music-industry romance that alternates freely between wisdom and mawkishness, caustic entertainment-biz critique and naive wish fulfillment, heartfelt flourishes and soap-opera shenanigans.