Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being maudlin; manifestation of sickly sentimentality.
- n. A maudlin condition.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A maudlin state.
- maudlin + -ism (Wiktionary)
“I was an angry young Californian back then & wanted to be aligned with those not easily cowed by media maudlinism.”
“For once, all the major acceptance speeches were more than adequate to the occasion, escaping the extremes of maudlinism and mock modesty.”
“For in such things sentiment runs too closely parallel to sentimentality, -- moderation becomes maudlinism, -- and one enters the caste of those who tell anecdotes of children, and the latest symptoms of their physical ills.”
“At this precise period of his existence, Mr. Benjamin Allen had perhaps a greater predisposition to maudlinism than he had ever known before; the cause of which malady was briefly this.”
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