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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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|Noun||1.||mawkishness - insincere pathos |
sentimentality - extravagant or affected feeling or emotion
|2.||mawkishness - falsely emotional in a maudlin way|
corn - something sentimental or trite; "that movie was pure corn"
sentimentalism - a predilection for sentimentality
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